DaHjaj Hol 110809 – nonsense #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 now I get to bring you one of my favorite nouns in Klingon. It’s Dap. Capital D, A, P. Dap means nonsense. Yes, even a well-disciplined language warrior has to make time for nonsense.

Dat Dap DaQoylaH
you can hear nonsense everywhere

ramqu’ nov Dap ‘ach potlh tlhIngan Dap
alien nonsense is trivial, but Klingon nonsense is important

DaplIjmo’ bepqa’ loDnalwI’
because of your nonsense, my husband is complaining again

Some people want to change the world with language. Some people want to to describe the world they live in. Some people just want to talk. And some people realize that fundamentally, these are all the same thing. But some people haven’t admitted that to themselves. Yet. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


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