DaHjaj Hol 110705 – yesterday and tomorrow #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 have two nouns for you today, though because they are both temporal words, you’re more likely to use them much like you’d use the adverbial words I’ve been giving you on Wednesdays, which is to say, not as subjects or objects, but more typically at the start of a phrase to establish when something is happening. wa’Hu’ means yesterday. W, A, Apostrophe, Capital H, U, Apostrophe. wa’Hu’. And your second noun is wa’leS. W, A, Apostrophe, L, E, Capital S. wa’leS means tomororrow. Let’s try them out.

wa’Hu maluj
yesterday we lost

chaq wa’leS HoD Daghom
perhaps tomorrow you will meet the captain

wa’Hu’ DuHoHbe’chugh romuluSngan ghaytan wa’leS DuHoHta’
if the Romulan didn’t kill you yesterday, likely he will kill you tomorrow

You might not have noticed how much your command of Klingon has improved since you began listening to these podcasts. All those yesterdays add up and beckon a tomorrow of language fluency. In time, you’ll be opening worlds. 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 110705 – yesterday and tomorrow #tlhIngan #tlh”

Can adverbials precede time elements? The only example I can think of at the time where you have both a timestamp and an adverb is this:

yIlop! wa’leS chaq maHegh.
Celebrate! Tomorrow we may die! [TKW]

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