DaHjaj Hol 110430 – that darn 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.

And so we come to the last proverb of the month. Today’s selection is actually one of a number of “replacement proverbs” which can be uttered to save face. When you lose in combat to an unworthy opponent, when you forget to pick up your spouse’s dry cleaning, when your targ poops on your boss’s shoes, just speak this proverb and go on with your life.

HIvqa’ veqlargh
the Fek’lhr strikes again

Eventually, all things come to pass. Eventually, your many long hours of study of Klingon will pay off. Eventually, you’ll find yourself speaking more readily, composing new sentences without effort, understanding the speech of other Klingon speakers. Eventually, language opens 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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