DaHjaj Hol 110527 – fur #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.

Another glorious Friday has dawned, and so we turn once more to the pages of Marc Okrand’s Klingon for the Galactic Traveler for this week’s bonus word. It’s a noun. veD. V, E, Capital D. veD means fur. That’s right, it’s your first official “warm and fuzzy” vocabulary item.

veDlIjmo’ qavan
because of your fur, I salute you

veD wISuvlaHbe’
we cannot fight fur

Heghpu’DI’ mughato’ ghaytan veD vItlhap
as soon as the mugato has died, I will likely take the fur

You probably already know many useful things to say in Klingon. Several of them may well have popped into your mind just by my mentioning that notion. And in time, more will assemble themselves, leaping to your awareness without effort. Language requires usage, over and above mere memorization. You don’t open worlds with flashcards, but with ideas. Pick any idea, and try to render it in Klingon. That may be difficult at first, but a glorious battle awaits you. 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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