DaHjaj Hol 110425 – respect #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.

This is the last verb day of the month, so let’s make it an especially good one. Today’s verb is vuv. V, U, V. vuv means respect. So don’t just practice the following examples, respect them as well.

paq vuvbe’ nav
the paper does not respect the book

nuvuvchoH HoD
the captain has begun to respect us

Duvuvbe’ neH chom
the bartender merely doesn’t respect you

nuqIDmo’ DIvuv
because they told us a joke, we respect them

You might notice how good you feel when you master a new word. Something inside you has changed, has grown. There’s more there than was there before. And each little piece may not seem like much, but you’re here with me, day after day, and the language starts adding up quickly, opening more and more possibilities, and of course, worlds. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


Today’s podcast is brought to you by the 18th annual summer conference of the Klingon Language Institute (aka the qep’a’ wa’maH chorghDIch) which runs from Sunday morning on August 14th through late evening Tuesday, August 16th. The following day, Wednesday, August 17th, is the official beginning of the 69th annual World Science Fiction Convention, conveniently taking place right there in Reno, Nevada!

Back to the qep’a’: This year, we’ll be splitting the conference into two parts:

Part One will be the usual blend of fellowship, curse warfare, singing, story-telling, and assorted language challenges as we’ve enjoyed for the past seventeen years, and will run from Sunday through Monday. We’ll begin in a meeting room at the Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport Hotel for Sunday and Monday, and on Tuesday morning we’ll move to larger function space over at Reno’s convention center (courtesy of Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention).

Part Two will begin at noon on Tuesday, and consist of various introductory lessons and explanations intended for newbies, beginners, and visitors dressed in Federation pajamas (or other noncombatants). Klingon grammarians will be on hand to help newcomers (not to be confused with linguistic “fresh meat!”) learn the basics of Klingon and use it to chat, sing, play games, and insult one another.

Full details can be found at http://www.speakklingon.info/

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