DaHjaj Hol 110830 – knife #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.

I must still be tired from my time away, because I have an especially easy noun for you today. It’s taj. T, A, J. taj means knife, or dagger. If you can’t instantly think of dozens of sentences for this word, you’re not trying very hard.

qaHoHmeH taj vIlo’nIS
for killing you, I need to use a knife

Do’ vavwI’ taj wItu’
luckily, we found my father’s dagger

Soppa’ tajvam wIvchu’ta’
before she ate, she clearly chose this dagger

Can you really enjoy learning Klingon? Do you really like making those odd sounds? Is it possible you find pleasure in bizarre grammatical constructions? Don’t answer these questions. They’re the wrong questions to ask. No, opening worlds through language is not about if you enjoy doing these things, but rather how much you will doing them. And the best way to answer those kinds of questions is by doing! qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


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