DaHjaj Hol 110426 – Fek’lhr #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.

Today we dip into Klingon mythology with the noun veqlargh. V, E, Lowercase Q, L, A, R, GH. veqlargh means devil or demon, and is also a proper noun when used as the name for the mythical Fek’lhr. Here are some examples:

romuluSnganpu’ rur veqlarghpu’
devils resemble Romulans

veqlargh SuvvIp HoDlI’
your captain is afraid to fight the Fek’lhr

bong veqlarghvetlhmo’ lagh paq vItlhap
I accidentally took the ensign’s book because of that demon

You may not know that learning Klingon is going to change your life so much that one day you’ll look back on these podcasts and smile, and want to thank me for showing you how language can open so many worlds. I know it though. That’s why I’m doing it here and now. I know your future. 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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