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rsabian
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« on: 04 28, 2014, 09:23: AM »

Hi, a Klingon ship has a sign with these letters.  Does it mean anything in English?  Thank you for your help.
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« Reply #1 on: 04 28, 2014, 09:40: AM »

It seems to say "lrr nHvwlr" in the unofficial mapping that's used by most Klingonists (including the Klingon Language Institute). There are other mappings, such as the so-called SkyBox mapping, but I don't know how to read those.

You can try to decode this using the charts here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klingon_alphabets
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« Reply #2 on: 04 28, 2014, 09:49: AM »

This pic is from a Star Trek Production.  The wikipedia page said that they sometimes just make it decorative nonsense.  I'm hoping it means something.  Thanks for the link.
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« Reply #3 on: 04 29, 2014, 11:57: PM »

I don;t think the sign mean anything. Although using the Skybox mapping, the first word could be egg. The problem with that mapping system is that is assigns the same character to multiple different letters, making reading a matter of context and more than a bit like a cryptogram.

The first word is [e,ch] [g,d,o] [g,d,o] So it could be egg, chog, chod, edo or a few others.

The second word would be [f,p] [m,w] [h,r] [n,x,z] [e,ch] [g,d,o] Making for a jumbled mess, no matter how it is translated.

For that reason, I am going to say that Skybox was not the key being used to unlock this mystery.
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