DaHjaj Hol 110606 – be sore #tlhIngan #tlh

No Comments » Written on June 6th, 2011 by
Categories: Podcasts

Here’s the link: DaHjaj-Hol-110606

You can also subscribe via iTunes:
Advanced > Subscribe to Podcast > and enter the URL: http://bit.ly/tlh-pod

Hello, and welcome. You’re listening to DaHjaj Hol, your daily dose of Klingon language. I’m your host, Lawrence Schoen.

I should tell you, I’m having one of those kinds of days. Actually, it’s shaping up to be one of those kinds of weeks. Serrendipitiously, I have the perfect verb for you. It’s ‘oy’. Apostrophe, O, Y, Apostrophe. ‘oy’ means be sore, or ache, or hurt. Just to be clear, this is what we call a stative verb, so you can’t use it to say something like “I hurt him,” at least, not without adding the causal suffix –moH. Confused? You won’t be after these examples:

romuluSnganpu’ DIHIvmo’ ma’oy’
because we attacked the Romulans, we’re sore

betleH DajIrDI’ ‘oy’choH yebDu’lIj
when you rotate the bat’lath, your wrists start to ache

tlhoy Sop nov ‘ach ‘oy’be’
the alien ate too much, but it isn’t hurt

You might want to practice this new verb and work it in with all your other vocabulary, … right now. And maybe you should. Learning a new language can be painful, but you won’t let that slow you down, and you certainly won’t let it stop 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/

KLI Logo


Leave a Reply