DaHjaj Hol 110607 – everyone #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.

I attended a funeral yesterday, and so my thoughts have not been as light as they often are. I’ve been pondering those eternal questions that we all come to time and again in our lives, which made me think of today’s noun. It’s Hoch. Capital H, O, CH. Hoch means everyone, or all, or everything. It’s a good word to have in your arsenal. A powerful and useful word. Let’s try it out.

Hegh Hoch
everyone dies

jIghungmo’ Hoch vISoppu’
because I was hungry, I ate everything

‘oy’chugh mughato’ ghaytan bepchoH Hoch
if the mugato is sore, likely everyone will start complaining

People can, you know, transform the world through simple acts of will. They can wake up one morning and just decide to do a thing, and while it may take them months or years to accomplish the goal, in a very real sense it was done in that moment. Language is like that. An act of will. A simple choice. 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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