Some Pictures of pIqaD
These are some pictures of the different styles of pIqaD that I have encountered, mainly those used by Nick Nicholas, Roger Cheesbro and myself. It is my intention to write a more comprehensive description of the Klingon writing system with detailed information about different styles of longhand as used by klingonists and Klingons around the galaxy. (Sooner or later.) The main research for this article consists of these pictures, but as of now the pictures will have to speak for themselves.
If you have anything that you wish to contribute, you are more than welcome to contact zrajm, and share what you’ve got. All contributions will, of course, be fully credited.
KLI pIqaD chart. (From from the KLI webpage.) This is what is normally understood as pIqaD. Klingonska Akademien pIqaD chart, with pronunciation in IPA (pronunciation verified by Marc Okrand at 2001 qep’a’, so this is canon). Paramount example of pIqaD (from Star Trek Encyclopedia). These are the glyphs used in the show. Some of them differ quite a bit from pIqaD as we use it. Kevin A. Geiselman – Example of pIqaD in use (on website). [Fetched in 1999, from http://
Zrajm – pIqaD longhand description. (Instructions in Swedish; sorry.
Start each line at the dot and you should be okay.)
Roger Cheesbro – pIqaD longhand
(received ). First longhand
I’ve seen that is actually beautiful.
Roger Cheesbro – Brief extract from ghIlghameS (which he translated).
Nick Nicholas – pIqaD longhand. (At the qep’a’ he
declared this more or less outdated.)
Nick Nicholas – Envisioning the evolution of pIqaD?
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