DaHjaj Hol 110213 #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 Sunday, and so I have a couple new verb prefixes for you. Today I want to focus on third person subjects and first person objects. The good news for you is that this is actually only two new prefixes and not four, because the same prefix is used regardless of whether our third person subject is singular or plural.

Or to put it another way, when the object is first person, the prefix is the same whether the subject is third person singular (he, she, or it) or third person plural (they).

When the object is first person singular, or me, the prefix is mu-. That’s M. U. mu-

When the object is first person plural, or us, the prefix is nu-. That’s N. U. nu-

Time for some examples.

mumaS be’nI’lI’
your sister prefers me

numuS vavlI’
your father hates us

muqawbe’ SoSlI’ chom
your mother’s bartender does not remember me

cheghDI’ romuluSngan nuHoHrup
when the Romulans return, they will be ready to kill us

chatlh vI’epbe’ ‘ach muHoHnIS jabwI’ puqbe’
I did not eat the soup, but the waiter’s daughter needs to kill me

Verb prefixes greatly increase what you can say with the vocabulary you already possess. If you practice with these new prefixes, then you’ll find yourself speaking more fluently because you’ll suddenly be talking about yourself. As you begin to expand your conversation to include the effects of the world on you, the language will take on a whole new perspective and interest. One might even say it’s opening new worlds. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.

no object me us you you (pl) him/her/it them
I jI- qa- ? vI- ?
we ma- ? ? wI- ?
you bI- ? ? Da- Da-
you (pl) Su- ? ? bo- bo-
he/she/it mu- nu- ? ?
they mu- nu- ? ? ?


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