DaHjaj Hol 110625 – locate the doors #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 don’t mean to alarm you, but this isn’t simply another Proverb Day. Nor is it simply the last Proverb Day of the month. Today marks the halfway point in our weekly proverbs for the year. Yeah, I know! Pretty amazing, isn’t it? So, give these words extra reflection.

And now, here is this week’s proverb:

yIvoq ‘ach lojmItmey yISam
trust, but locate the doors

Try to resist the urge to take this proverb too literally. Yes, there may be a deeper, symbolic meaning to these words, and that’s probably the take-home message. On the other hand, the next time someone asks you for a favor, seeks your assistance, or just wants something from you, take a moment to look around, work out an escape route, prepare an exit strategy. Following this proverb may just ensure you’re around long enough to master 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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One Response to “DaHjaj Hol 110625 – locate the doors #tlhIngan #tlh”

I’m not sure how I missed this the last time Sam (locate, or find) as used, which was on another proverb day specifically March 5, 2011, but we’ve never been taught Sam up to this point in the lessons. Simple enough to overlook this fact since we HAVE been taught “find”, but only thus far as tu’. HIvqa’ veqlargh.

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