DaHjaj Hol 110804 – certainly / undoubtedly #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 suffix this Thursday is another of those charming Type Six Verb suffixes that indicate something of the quality of the action or state of being. It’s –bej. B, E, J. –bej means certainly or undoubtedly. You use it like so:

bIHeghchoHchugh vaj bIlujbej
if you have died, then you undoubtedly lost

wa’leS qavuvbej
I will certainly respect you tomorrow

qoHpu’ maSba’ be’nI’wI’ ‘ach vImaSbe’bej
my sister obviously prefers fools, but I certainly do not prefer them

Consider how much time you’ve put into downloading and listening to these podcasts. Count up too the many hours you’ve spent studying Klingon. And let’s not ignore the effort you’ve expended stretching each new linguistic muscle as you discover it. Never doubt then, that you are a language warrior, and your destiny is to wield this language as your weapon. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


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