DaHjaj Hol 110904 – Rohan’s favorite #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.

After eight months, you may have grown tired of my voice. And so, I have a treat for you which will play out over the next several Sundays:

Recorded live in the midst of the qep’a’ wa’maH chorghDIch, this year’s annual Klingon Language Conference, master grammarians, fluent Klingon speakers, share with you their personal, favorite word in Klingon.

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LS: We’re here at the qep’a’ with Rohan Fenwick, whose come all the way from Brisbane, Australia to tell us his favorite word in Klingon. Rohan?

RF: Thank you very much, Lawrence. It’s good to hear from you. My favorite Klingon word is probably qajunpaQ which means courage of an unexpected or surprising nature.

LS: Would you spell that word for us please.

RF: Small Q, A, J, U, N, P, A, Capital Q.

LS: And would you use it in a sentence please?

RF: Certainly.

qajunpaQ cha’ tlhIngan SuvwI’na’
a Klingon warrior shows unexpected or surprising courage

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That’s all for today, other than to remind you, qo’mey poSmoH Hol. Language opens worlds.


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3 comments “DaHjaj Hol 110904 – Rohan’s favorite #tlhIngan #tlh”

I should probably have added that some of the many reasons why I enjoy this word so much are that it’s an unusually long monomorphemic root for Klingon and it also scores handsomely in Klingon Scrabble. 🙂

I believe you’ll be seeing a few more “unusually long monomorphemic root” words as soon as the Klingon Monopoly game is released.

jIbelqu’. I guess I needn’t tell you how eagerly I’m awaiting my Monopoly vey le’.

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