My favourite Klingon -> Welsh borrowing is arch-farch-nad, which I believe means “gathering place, where the children of your enemies may be traded at knockdown prices, and you can regularly get 3 for 2 offers on disruptor pistols”.
I have a feeling that the lad who invented the Klingon language as used in uk was Alex Greene of Wrexham. I imagine he used what was locally available for inspiration! I never liked Klingons much or found them very believable so did not take much notice of his offers to teach the language!
We generally do very little with off-topic - I’ve always rather liked the natural tendency of conversations to flow in unexpected directions. The only time I ever actually move stuff is if it’s from an announcement thread of some time, and I think the conversation bids fair to hide the actual announcement…
I can remember discussing this with Iestyn on a late night walk back into Aberystwyth from one of the birthday parties at the Llety Parc… I think there’s a fighting chance we’ll get around to it one of these days, although I can’t say it’s an enormously high priority…
SSiKlingon would actually be really interesting for me, too – I claim Klingon as one of the languages that I can speak, but actually “speak” here means that I practise individual vocabulary items on flashcards regularly.
So when I’m actually called on to, you know, speak it, I have to retrieve it one word at a time, which takes “forever”. Ditto when listening to one of the few fluent speakers, when I have to parse each word of the sentence individually. Very little chunking except on very common phrases I’ve heard a lot. (For example, words such as “speak”, “can speak”, or “see” which often get trotted out as examples.)
I’ve been meaning to increase my spoken fluency in Klingon for a while, and I thought 2017 might be the year I focus on that… when along came SaySomethingInWelsh (oops)