DaHjaj Hol 1100506 – be lumpy #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.

It’s another glorious day in the Empire, just perfect for a visit to Marc Okrand’s Klingon for the Galactic Traveler. You look like you could use a new verb, and I just happen to have one for you. It’s tlher. TLH, E, R. tlher means be lumpy. Here are some sample sentences for your practice:

tlher romuluSngan ghIch
the Romulan’s nose is lumpy

paS veqlargh tlhermo’
the Fek’lhr is late because he is lumpy

tlherchugh meghlIj DaSopnISbe’
if your lunch is lumpy, you don’t need to eat it

You might not have noticed that Klingon is becoming easier for you. Certain verb prefixes come more readily to mind; various leftovers automatically present themselves when you compose sentences; nouns and verbs flow from your memory as needed. It’s a gradual process, but you’ve been at this for quite some time now, and it doesn’t take long for language to start opening worlds of possibility. 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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