DaHjaj Hol 110102 #tlhIngan #tlh

5 comments Written on January 2nd, 2011 by
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Welcome to the second installment of DaHjaj Hol, a daily bit of Klingon language, to help you get comfortable with the warriors’ tongue.

Give a listen, and let me know what you think.


5 comments “DaHjaj Hol 110102 #tlhIngan #tlh”

Do imperative verbs really have subjects? I thought they only have addressees.

David, that’s an interesting point, but from my way of looking at it the existence of the imperative prefix pe- makes the case.

Some solid info, here! However, I’m wondering if perhaps it would have been wise to start with a simpler prefix, such as jI-, vI- or lu-, so that people can get used to the idea of using verb prefixes before they dig into the more difficult ones. yI- is a very interesting prefix, ‘a qetlaHmeH yItnISlaH puq.

Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but this may be worth keeping in mind in the future (for instance when you start with suffixes).

As the great Klingon playwright Shakespeare once wrote, “Though this be madness, there is method in it.”

That being, most (but not all) of the words each week culminate in the proverb at the end of the week.

Don’t worry, we’ll get to the other prefixes very soon.

@David: Imperative clauses are usually seen as having subjects, but in many languages (including English) these are often elided because they are the same as the addressees.

@Lawrence: maj.

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