DaHjaj Hol 1100502 – insult #tlhIngan #tlh

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Hello, and welcome. You’re listening to DaHjaj Hol, your daily dose of Klingon language. I’m your host, Lawrence Schoen.

Here in the northern hemisphere, Spring is in full bloom, and some of you are doubltess under attack by allergies. I’m here to distract you from that with a new verb. It’s tIch. T, Capital I, CH. tIch means insult. And yes, I expect you can have a lot of fun with this.

ghaytan qatIchqa’
likely, I will insult you again

bItlhuHchugh chotIchchoH
if you breathe, you will insult me

chom DatIchmo’ DaH HIq wItlhutlhlaHbe’
because you insulted the bartender, now we cannot drink ale

You might have noticed the feelings of anger and rage when you use this word. Good, get into the spirit of the vocabulary, make it a part of you. Klingon speakers are passionate about language! Let your words open new worlds of emotion for you, as you repay the insults in kind. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


Today’s podcast is brought to you by the 18th annual summer conference of the Klingon Language Institute (aka the qep’a’ wa’maH chorghDIch) which runs from Sunday morning on August 14th through late evening Tuesday, August 16th. The following day, Wednesday, August 17th, is the official beginning of the 69th annual World Science Fiction Convention, conveniently taking place right there in Reno, Nevada!

Back to the qep’a’: This year, we’ll be splitting the conference into two parts:

Part One will be the usual blend of fellowship, curse warfare, singing, story-telling, and assorted language challenges as we’ve enjoyed for the past seventeen years, and will run from Sunday through Monday. We’ll begin in a meeting room at the Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport Hotel for Sunday and Monday, and on Tuesday morning we’ll move to larger function space over at Reno’s convention center (courtesy of Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention).

Part Two will begin at noon on Tuesday, and consist of various introductory lessons and explanations intended for newbies, beginners, and visitors dressed in Federation pajamas (or other noncombatants). Klingon grammarians will be on hand to help newcomers (not to be confused with linguistic “fresh meat!”) learn the basics of Klingon and use it to chat, sing, play games, and insult one another.

Full details can be found at http://www.speakklingon.info/

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