DaHjaj Hol 110624 – lose #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.

As sure as a mugato likes a hot corned beef sandwich, if it’s Friday then we need to open the pages of Marc Okrand’s Klingon for the Galactic Traveler and choose a new word. Today’s selection is a verb. luj. L, U, J. luj means lose, but just to be clear, this is lose as opposed to winning, not lose as opposed to find.

bIyatlhchugh maluj
if you are pregnant, we lose

SuvchoHDI’ romuluSngan lujpu’
as soon as the Romulan began to fight, he had lost

jIlujmo’ jIquvbe’
because I lost, I am not honored

A person may become a language warrior, because it seems like a good idea at the time. Do not be troubled by people who question your motivation, or demand a reason of you. Acquiring a language is a purpose unto itself. If they cannot see that, they have bigger problems than knowing someone who speaks Klingon. 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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