DaHjaj Hol 110302 – Likely #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 the middle of the week and likely you’re expecting another odd part of speech, something neither noun nor verb. Likely you also know it won’t be a prefix or a suffix. Likely you’ve also ruled out any words from Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, and just as likely you know I won’t be giving you a proverb. Most likely you’ve already figured out that today’s word is likely. Or as we say in Klingon, ghaytan. GH, A, Y, T, A, N. ghaytan

ghaytan choSuv
likely you will fight me

ghaytan tach Da’elchugh bItlhutlhlaH
likely if you enter the bar, you can drink

ghaytan bIrchoH ghIchlIj
likely your nose will become cold

ghaytan potlhbe’ romuluSngan ‘Iw
likely the Romulans blood isn’t important

ghaytan muHoHnIS ‘ach chaq ghungqa’ puqbe’lI’
likely they need to kill me, but perhaps your daughter is hungry again

Maybe you’re beginning to see how leftovers like ghaytan, chaq, and rut add elements of uncertainty and interest to otherwise straightforward statements, causing you to question what you know to be true and what might be so. Maybe they’ll help you to appreciate what I’ve been telling you all along, language opens worlds. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


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