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Old March 22 2014, 01:07 AM   #65
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Re: Why was Sulu played off as a normal person but Chekov as a caricat

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Thus, Amanda's line in "Journey to Babel" and the conversation Spock has with Leila Kalomi in "This Side of Paradise" about Spock's family name being unpronounceable are not unreasonable at all.
Totally pronounceable! Let's do this:

Xtm

Shtim

prszn

pir-szin

Eastern European consonant clusters, holla! But now it gets tricky:

twl

tul-

(Sort of Welsh Gaelic-ish)

fd

-fud.

(And there again.)

So, Shtimpirszintulfud. No problem.

Ye Gods, for the delightfully bonkers days when you could just throw any old consonants together and have an Alien Name.
How do we know Vulcans don't pronounce their "X"s like zeds, or "k" or... "x"?
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