DaHjaj Hol 110530 – complain #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.

Time now for your last verb of the month of May, not that I’m complaining, mind you. Oh, wait, maybe I am, because today’s word is bep. B, E, P. bep means complain. Do not confuse this with vIng, spelled V, Capital I, NG. vIng means whine, and it’s also your bonus verb for the day. Let’s try them out.

char qa’vIn ‘ach mabepbe’
the coffee is slimy, but we do not complain

qaQoylaHbe’ bIvIngnISbe’
if I cannot hear you, you do not need to whine

bIbepDI’ reghchoH qoghDu’wIj
when you complain, my ears start to bleed

reH vIngwI’pu’ HIv novvetlh
that alien always attacks whiners

Can you imagine knowing your vocabulary so well, that you have nothing to complain about? Or being so comfortable with all your verb suffixes that the thought of whining about their complexity completely vanishes? It will happen. Worlds of possibility are opening up for you, and all because of your study of language. 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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