DaHjaj Hol 110608 – finally #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.

Believe it or not, I’m running low on chuvmey. Well, not really, but I’ve been focusing mostly on using Wednesdays to share adverbial leftovers with you. I found this one in the back of the closet. It’s tagha’. T, A, GH, A, Apostrophe. tagha’ means finally, or at last.

tagha’ pIHoHlaH
we are able to kill you at last

Hoch Sopta’ nov ‘ach tagha’ mev
the alien ate everything, but finally it stopped

muyu’ romuluSnganpu’ tagha’ vInarghpa’
the Romulans questioned me before I finally escaped

You can choose to master a new bit of Klingon every day, can you not? Each of these podcasts run only a few minutes. They’re available at dawn so you can begin your day with a word or phrase, an idea that can then work its way into your head as you go about your life. So you can let the language linger in your mind. And let words bring you new worlds. That’s what you’re choosing, and it’s that simple. qo’meoy 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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