DaHjaj Hol 110720 – differently #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. And today is my puppy dog’s second birthday. I just thought you’d want to know.

I think we may be down to the last of the adverbials (though perhaps Maltz will reveal some new ones next month, you never know). In any case, today’s leftover is jaS. J, A, Capital S. jaS means differently. How do you use it? Why, the same as most of the others. Like so:

jaS Suv romuluSnganpu’
Romulans fight differently

jaS jItlhutlh jIqanchoHpa’
I breathed differently before I became old

HoD qammo’ jaS ma’el
because of the captain’s foot we entered differently

Maybe you’ll use this new leftover to practice your vocabulary differently. Maybe you’ll experiment and explore just how differently you can practice. Maybe those different styles of practice will change the way you think about the vocabulary itself. Maybe. As you’ve discovered, there are lots of possibilities in a new 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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