DaHjaj Hol 1100518 – quickly #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.

Are you in a hurry? If you are, then today’s bit of chuvmey is just for you. It’s nom. N, O, M. nom means fast or quickly. Like so many leftovers, you position this at the start of the phrase or sentence it describes. Now, stop dawdling and look at these examples:

nom betleH jIrlaH HoD
the captain can rotate a bat’leth quickly

qavuvmo’ nom qaHoHchoH
because I respect you, I will kill you quickly

nom bISopchugh tugh mamejlaH
if you eat quickly, we can leave soon

Maybe you’ll practice your vocabulary a little longer today. Maybe you’ll share your interest in language with a friend. Maybe you’ll take some time to see just how long you can manage to go speaking only Klingon. Maybe you’ll quickly discover that language empowers you with endless opportunities and opens infinite worlds. Maybe anything is possible today. 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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