DaHjaj Hol 110403 – y’all / me #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.

Time now to introduce you to one of our few remaining verb prefixes:

Use tu- when the subject of the verb is second person plural, or y’all / youse guys / all of you and the object is first person singular, or me. That’s T, U. tu-

all of you cannot fight me

rut tuvoqnIS
sometimes youse guys need to trust me

jInarghchugh not tutu’
if I escape, none of you will find me

I’m wondering if you’ll put in sufficient time to commit this prefix to memory. Maybe you will, or not. As I’ve mentioned before, prefixes are one of the hardest things to master, particularly for some of the more infrequent subject/object combinations, like this one. Don’t misunderstand me; if you don’t conquer this particular prefix, you’ll still be able to say quite a bit in Klingon. But some opportunities will be closed to you. Do you really want that? Sorry, rhetorical question. Of course you don’t. You want language to open worlds. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.

no object me us you you (pl) him/her/it them
I jI- qa- ? vI- ?
we ma- pI- re- wI- ?
you bI- cho- ju- Da- Da-
you (pl) Su- tu- ? bo- bo-
he/she/it mu- nu- Du- lI-
they mu- nu- nI- lI- ?



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