DaHjaj Hol 110909 – close friends #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.

Time once more to open the pages of Marc Okrand’s Klingon for the Galactice Traveler and find something new and exciting. In fact, let’s make it even more exciting and for the first time ever in the history of this podcast, here are two nouns from KGT: maqoch and chaj. Both mean friend, but more specifically, maqoch, M, A, Lowercase Q, O, CH, refers to a close male friend of a male, and chaj, CH, A, J, is used for a close female friend of a female. Let’s try them out in a few sentences.

muvoqbe’ SoSwI’ chaj
my mother’s friend does not trust me

juplI’ vIHoH, ‘ach maqochlI’ vIHoHbe’
I killed your friend, but I didn’t kill your friend

jabwI’ maqoch tojbej chom chaj
the bartender’s friend certainly fooled the waiter’s friend

I don’t know if you’re going to continue to be fluent in Klingon a year from now. I don’t know if you’ll have found other people to speak with, and once a week be getting together to laugh and share stories and raise a few tankards as you bark and spit at one another in the warriors’ tongue. I don’t know if this experience of acquiring an alien language is going to change your life. I have my suspicions, mind you, but I don’t know for sure. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


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