DaHjaj Hol 110128 #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 and today is Friday, January 28th, 2011 and today I’m going to expand your vocabulary with some words from Marc Okrand’s Klingon for the Galactic Traveler.

qa’vIn means coffee. That’s spelled Lowercase Q, A, Apostrophe, V, Capital I, N. qa’vIn

If you’re drinking coffee, you might want to put a little milk in it. The Klingon word for milk is nIm. N, Capital I, M. nIm

Dargh is tea. Capital D, A, R, GH. Dargh refers only to the beverage, and not to what the tea is made from.

For those who like sweeter beverages, there is ‘awje’. Apostrophe, A, W, J, E, Apostrophe. ‘awje’ is typically mistranslated as root beer because of its relatively mild taste, black color and effervescence.

All juice is vIychorgh, V, Capital I, Y, CH, O, R, GH. vIychorgh is an example of one of Okrand’s more painful puns.

And finally, HIq refers to any nonspecific alcoholic beverage or liquor. Capital H, Capital I, Lowercase Q. HIq

Some bonus vocabulary, specifically a couple verbs, will help you practice these beverage terms.

‘oj means be thirsty. That’s Apostrophe, O, J.

tlhutlh is the verb for drink. It’s a bit tricky to pronounce (and is a palindrome all by itself): TLH, U, TLH. tlhutlh

Let’s try a few practice sentences:

nIteb ‘awje’ tlhutlhqa’ ‘ojwI’
the thirsty one resumes drinking root beer alone

Dargh wItlhutlhrup ‘ach qa’vIn DamaS
we are ready to drink tea, but you prefer coffee

tugh romuluSngan HoHchoH HIq
soon the liquor will start to kill the Romulan

That’s all for today. Are you thirsty? Perhaps you should go have something to drink. Maybe you haven’t begun using Klingon to describe your every day activities yet. If not, ask yourself why? What’s holding you back? The sooner you start using it casually, the sooner you’ll realize, qo’mey poSmoH Hol, Language Opens Worlds.


Today’s podcast is brought to you by
Klingon for the Galactic Traveler,
by Marc Okrand.


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