Michael Kounenos

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Michael Kounenos
Michael Kounenos (born 27 Dec. 1977) is a Klingonist from Greece, living in the city Volos in Greece. In real life, he is an orthopaedic surgeon.

I'm a cat, Klingon is a vase, and its grammar is the table on which the vase stands; I will push the vase, and I will push it again until it falls off, because that's what cats do.

(Michael Kounenos, message to the list of August 26, 2021)

Learning Klingon

Kounenos is one of the few who learned Klingon in a very short amount of time. Starting in end of 2015, he was able to write lengthy messages around mid 2016, proving that it is possible to learn Klingon in just a few months. He keeps asking interesting questions about the language which pushes even advanced speakers to their limits and creates a lot of traffic on the mailing list.

Klingon name

In his first messages, Kounenos spelled his proper name as mayql qunenoS, intentionally being aware that this consonant cluster ql does not follow the proper Klingon phonology. He was soon convinced to adapt to the correct spelling mayqel qunen'oS, which he is constantly using in his email header, but not in his signature. In later messages, he changed to using qunnoq or qunnoH jan puqloD as a Klingon name.

In his messages in 2018 and 2019, he started to constantly change his signature names to one of the following: qunnoq, qunnoq HoD, qunnoH, qunnoq jan puqloD, nI'ghma, nI'ghma', channgan qIj, changan qIj, 'ISterlIng, sauron nuj, sauron Sogh. In mid-2019, he switched to use random combinations like "~ khhkkh", "~ bkkhbk" or "~ jggkkg"

Finally, on 11/11/2020 he chose Dana'an as his definite Klingon name, inspired from the word "Danaans" used by Homer as one of the collective names for the Greeks in Iliad and Odyssey.

See also

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