Usenet

Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers, slightly comparable to an Email discussion Forum or a BBS, but technically quite different. Between 1997 and 1999, Marc Okrand answered many questions providing a lot of useful new information about Klingon on three different groups based on Usenet:

Time Newsgroup Name (not official)
1996-1997 msn.onstage.startrek.expert.okrand Microsoft Network expert forum
1997 startrek.expertforum Star Trek Expert Forum
1998-1999 startrek.klingon Klingon Usenet Forum

Messages on Microsoft Network expert forum

From February 1998 until December 1999, Okrand wrote 30 messages to the board.

# Date Subject Contents Archived
1 06 Aug 1996 (no title) First message: Okrand welcomes the users see posting on KA  
2 06 Aug 1996 (no title) about the verb mon see posting on KA  
3 05 Aug 1996 (no title) about using the dictionary see posting on KA  
4 06 Nov 1996 (no title) Okrand says that he's back see posting on KA  
5 10 Nov 1996 (no title) about the tape for TKW and the Klingon Language Lab see posting on KA  
6 10 Nov 1996 (no title) PICK writes a few lines in Klingon about the qep'a' see posting on KA  
7 12 Dec 1996 (no title) PICK how to use ben and talking about age see posting on KA  
8 12 Dec 1996 (no title) long text: how to ask "What is your favorite X" see posting on KA  
9 11 Jun 1997 This forum comments on new book KGT, and the new bbs system see posting on KA  
10 11 Jun 1997 Re: Translation, Please? has a question to a question about a word "rebel" see posting on KA  
11 14 Jun 1997 Re: is there really a ferengi language about the Ferengie language see posting on KA  
12 18 Jun 1997 (no title) about the verb jeq with an example see posting on KA  
13 18 Jun 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
14 23 Jun 1997 Re: MSN Wordlist Klingon Linguistic Studies database see posting on KA  
15 29 Jun 1997 Re: Some quick questions... PICK How to use verbs of speech see posting on KA  
16 29 Jun 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
17 29 Jun 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
18 01 Jul 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
19 13 Jul 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
21 01 Sep 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
22 01 Sep 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
23 01 Sep 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
24 01 Sep 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
25 04 Sep 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
26 17 Oct 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
27 22 Oct 1997 (no title) summary see posting on KA  
28 30 Nov 1997 Re: chenmoH, ja'chuq, etc. problems with suffixed verbs in the word list see posting on KA  
29 09 Jan 1998 Newsgroups have moved! information about the new server; nothing Klingon see posting on KA  

Messages on Star Trek Expert Forum

From March until July 1998 until Okrand wrote a total of 7 messages in this board. Not all of them contained new information.

# Date Title Contents Archived
1 18 Jan 1998 The Klingon language and this forum Marc Okrand telling he is back see posting on KA  
2 18 Jan 1998 Re: Problem with -meH and negative meanings PICK how to say I am late see posting on KA  
3 18 Jan 1998 Re: Problem with -meH and negative meanings [same message as before with few more details] see posting on KA  
4 02 Feb 1998 Re: Klingon – to be or not to be? Confirms the first words created by James Doohan in ST1 see posting on KA  
5 22 Mar 1998 Re: Need to know some words there's often not a one-for-one equivalence between Klingon and English words see posting on KA  
6 06 Jul 1998 Re: Marc Okrand about a translation of a curse see posting on KA  
7 06 Jul 1998 Re: Marc Okrand – apologies to all. explaining the expression ghIqtal see posting on KA  

Messages on Star Trek Klingon Forum

From February 1998 until December 1999, Okrand wrote 29 messages to the board.

# Date Title Contents Archived
1 21 Feb 1998 Re: color (for Okrand) PICK explaining more colors see posting on KA  
2 23 Feb 1998 Re: For Dr Okrand about type 3 suffixes in verbs with a type 4 suffix see posting on KA  
3 24 Feb 1998 Re: color (for Okrand) about a minor typo he made see posting on KA  
4 02 Mar 1998 Re: -be', -Ha' giving examples see posting on KA  
5 02 Mar 1998 Re: -be', -Ha' the difference between Qochbe' and QochHa' see posting on KA  
6 02 Mar 1998 Re: Problem with -meH and negative meanings Morska dialect and the spelling in TKD see posting on KA  
7 20 Mar 1998 Re: 'ej and sequence (for Dr. Okrand) In short, 'ej is neutral as to time see posting on KA  
8 23 Mar 1998 Re: DIr­mey pagh DIr­Du' -Daq and -vo' express only notions related to space see posting on KA  
9 23 Mar 1998 Re: DIr­mey pagh DIr­Du' skins as clothing are no longer a body part see posting on KA  
10 01 Apr 1998 Re: What about Jimmy Dr Okrand? James Doohan invented the first Klingon words see posting on KA  
11 05 May 1998 Re: mu­qaD veS!!!!!!! PICK introducing "fork" and "spoon" see posting on KA  
12 05 May 1998 Re: New Klingon Language Lab Disks About updating the CDs see posting on KA  
13 22 May 1998 Re: na­Dev vay' tu'­lu'­'a'? simple absence message see posting on KA  
14 16 Jun 1998 Re: "cleric" – Dr. Okrand? giving a suggestion to translate "cleric" see posting on KA  
15 17 Jun 1998 Re: "cleric" – Dr. Okrand? asks what "cleric" may be depending on context see posting on KA  
16 09 Jul 1998 Re: ma­Hegh­law'­lI' PICK Words for writing: ghItlh, qon and gher. see posting on KA  
17 20 Oct 1998 Re: The spelling of the name of a weapon and the Klingon alphabet. the story behind the spelling of the word Bat'leth see posting on KA  
18 20 Oct 1998 Re: Just curious... PICK hospital terms, like surgeon, nurse, assistant etc. see posting on KA  
19 07 Dec 1998 Re: walls PICK new words for different kinds of walls see posting on KA  
20 04 Jan 1999 Re: ghew qab confirmation that rur is to be used to express "is like" see posting on KA  
21 04 Jan 1999 Re: ghew qab confirmation that tlhej is to be used to express "with" see posting on KA  
22 21 Feb 1999 Re: wa­nI' to replace time related relative pronoun PICK how to tell the time see posting on KA  
23 03 Feb 1999 Okrand Speaks: Measurement how measurements work see posting on KA  
24 19 Jul 1999 gods (from Marc) providing the word for "supernatural being" or "god" see posting on KA  
25 19 Jul 1999 chegh and new word tatlh (from Marc) PICK How chegh and tatlh work see posting on KA  
26 19 Jul 1999 where do you live? (from Marc) PICK How to ask "Where do you live?" see posting on KA  
27 05 Nov 1999 Re: And then...? And then...? (And then along came Jones...) -- For MO PICK the word ngugh and the idiom pumDI' see posting on KA  
28 21 Nov 1999 Re: Cardinal Directions (to Marc Okrand) PICK cardinal directions see posting on KA  
29 01 Dec 1999 Re: Cardinal Directions (to Marc Okrand) few details on cardinal directions see posting on KA  

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