DaHjaj Hol 110614 – tribble #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.

Warning: Today’s podcast may not be suitable for younger listeners. You have been warned.

Our noun is yIH. Y, Capital I, Capital H. yIH means tribble. Learn this word, so you can avoid encountering any of these vile creatures.

not potlh yIHmey
tribbles are never important

rut mughato’ SoplaH yIH
sometimes a tribble can eat a mugato

yIH DaQoylaHchugh DaHoHnIS
if you can hear a tribble, you need to kill it

As a language warrior, you need to be prepared to fight using the many weapons in your arsenal. When confronted with a tribble, will you crush it with your command of verb prefixes, or defeat it by your superior use of leftovers, or simply kill it with a cunning assortment of proverbs? However you choose to use the language, do so in a way that opens worlds free of these hairy vermin. 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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