Trek Rant, sort of

So, lately I’ve been writing a few opinion pieces for a Star Trek blog. While I have been a long-time fan, and I enjoy writing, I’ve noticed that there are a multitude of serious fans that do not take kindly to having their precious sci-fi put to scrutiny. This is not a serious issue for me, as I am inclined to write and let my writing stand without much regret. However, it isn’t a goal of mine to ridicule or take away pleasure in a franchise that has endured for half a century.

My general view of the news series, starting on September 24th of this year, is that there have been multiple delays; key personnel have left the show, only to be replaced by others with less stellar resumes, and the overall look of the show has veered toward a Abrams-style that many fans found off-putting in the latest trilogy of films.

The tricky thing here is accepting a realistic assessment of a sci-fi television show…I say that because certainly a portion of the fan base wants to simply watch and be entertained, and not have the fantasy of it all be criticized or revealed as such. That’s completely understandable, but what would be too far? How much change is acceptable before a fan looses interest? Or, is it the fan, through aging, that no longer can accept the fantastical nature of a show like Discovery. These questions are perhaps too philosophical and overly analytical for a TV show, but they seem relevant none-the-less.

One possibility, that with a newer generation running things at CBS and Paramount, as well as a younger audience to entice, things need to change, things need to be fresh in order to be successful. My guess is that no one will ever reach a definitive answer for all of the consternation felt by so many for all of the various reasons they might voice could very well simply be veiled crotchetiness.

As for me, I’m well passed it all. I’ve lost interest in the whole debate; the Klingons, the style of the show, the uniforms, the characters…etc. I have seen every episode of Trek that has ever been shown on TV, but this newest series might be the one I skip, based on nothing more than wanting to have plausible deniability to avoid discussion and debate about its various controversial aspects.

#45’s “MAGA”

I almost wanna make a conlang based on nothing more than “#MAGA”…It would have multiple meanings based on context.

maga – v – to conduct a brazenly open criminal enterprise while claiming otherwise

maga – n – a lie that is immediately disprovable

maga – adj – foolish on a global scale/stage

maga – adv – synonym; rudely, selfishly, ignorantly


Kala Idiom

야라조 마 거우
yalatso ma keua
/jalaːt͡ʃo ma kɛːwa/
walk-half and abandon
to give up halfway; leave something unfinished = 半途而废 (bàn tú ér fèi): means to walk half the road and give up. You use it when start doing something, only to quit in the middle.

Over the next few weeks I plan on exploring idioms on this page and how to express them (or, how I would) in Kala.

Ch. 9, Path of the Warrior

다나고 더버기
도 어다 가어 오바모 아모
다 냐어 으문거 거 아냐바허 어다 마악 아냐

tanako tepeki

to eta ka’e opamo amo
ta nya’e umuanke ke anyapahe eta ma’ak anya

/tanaːko tɛpeːki

to eːta kaːʔe opaːmo aːmo
ta ɲaːʔe umʷaːnke kɛ aɲapaːɦɛ eːta maːʔak aːɲa/

fight-AG cover-REFL

way P.2sg toward danger-place carry
2s pain-ABE O see-ABIL-NEC P.2s without see

The Warrior Conceals Himself

The way carries you to a dangerous place.
In order to come out unharmed, you must be able to see without being seen.

From Path of the Warrior, by Lucas E. Schultz

Ch. 8, Path of the Warrior

다나고 냐 브즈 다사

끼후벼 브즈 어다 토소
다어하 거 너자하 예다부
다 지야유 야티 거 자마 교후허
야 마어 야라 거 근다 다요 자머

tanako nya putsu tasa

nkihuapye putsu eta tloso
ta’eha ke netsaha yetapua
ta tsiyaue yatli ke tsama kyohuahe
ya ma’e yala ke kunta tayo tsame

/tanaːko ɲa puːt͡su taːʃa

ᵑkiɦʷaːpʲɛ puːt͡su ɛːta t͡ɬoːʃo
taʔeɦa kɛ net͡ʃaːha jɛtaːpʷa
ta t͡sɪjaːwe jaːt͡ɬi kɛ t͡saːma kʲohʷaːɦɛ
ja maːʔe jaːla kɛ kuːⁿta taːjo t͡ʃaːmɛ/

fight-AG for demon seek

much.time-excessive demon P.2s harass
2s-P.3s O advantage-AUG give-PFV
2s free-VOL if.X.then.Y O role swap-NEC
VOC before travel O army 2s.GEN gather

The Warrior Searches for the Demon

The demon has harassed you for too long.
You have given him a big advantage.
If you want to be free you have to exchange roles.
Gather your armies before beginning the journey.

From Path of the Warrior, by Lucas E. Schultz

Kenaya & Omyatloko

I have republished the pages for Kenaya & Omyatloko as I have begun reworking Omya and plan to post samples of Kenaya from time to time.

Kala Idiom

인다 더리 거 아노 냐 움버
inta teli ke ano nya uampe
/ɪːⁿta tɛːli kɛ aːno ɲa waːᵐpe/
even donkey O repeat for perfect
Repetition can teach even a donkey. = التكرار يعلّم الحمار. (it-tikraar yi3allim il-humaar) = Practice makes perfect.

Over the next few weeks I plan on exploring idioms on this page and how to express them (or, how I would) in Kala.