DaHjaj Hol 110528 – last proverb of May #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.

Would you look at that? Where does the time go? It’s already the last Saturday of the month, and I surely have a proverb laying around here somewhere…

Ah, here we go. Ready?

bogh tlhInganpu’, SuvwI’pu’ moj, Hegh
Klingons are born, live as warriors, then die

As you spend the rest of the day pondering this proverb, focus special attention on what it means to be a “warrior” (or in our situation, a “language warrior”). Can you really enjoy the feeling of achievement as your skills at the language increase? Can you envision the satisfaction of defeating your own ignorance and opening new worlds with language? Can you imagine the simple satisfaciton of living as a warrior of countless battles of words and ideas. Does it get any better? 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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