DaHjaj Hol 110711 – sing #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.

For weeks now this podcast has been touting the upcoming qep’a’. If you’re planning on attending this glorious event, you will most certainly need today’s verb. It’s bom. B, O, M. bom means sing. And yes, we tend to do quite a bit of singing at the qep’a’. In Klingon, of course.

bomlaHbe’ mughato’
a mugato cannot sing

bommo’ HoD wIvuvchu’
because the captain sings, we clearly respect him

bIbomchugh pe’vIl bIbomnIS
if you sing, you need to sing forcefully

One could take this opportunity to expand your practice by singing in Klingon instead of just talking, because expanding your practice into a new modality will make everything fresh and new again. Why settle for just opening worlds with language, when you could open worlds of song as well? 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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