DaHjaj Hol 110719 – boss #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.

Our noun today is pIn. P, Capital I, N. pIn means boss, as in the person you work under. Let’s run this through a few practice sentences:

not bom pInpu’
bosses never sing

tugh pInma’ wIHoH
soon we kill our boss

wa’Hu’ chechchoH HoD pIn je
yesterday, the captain and the boss got drunk

reH mutIchmo’ pInwI’ vIvuvlaHbe’
because he always insults me, I cannot respect my boss

When you study a new language, then you start to see the world with new eyes. Everything is different, even as it’s familiar. Everything is twinned, but at the same time utterly strange. It’s a new world, but it’s the same world. Both are true, courtesy of language. 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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