DaHjaj Hol 110918 – Alan’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.

Today we have our third guest interviews with a Klingon speaker, recorded live during last month’s qep’a’ wa’maH chorghDIch, the 18th annual Klingon Language Conference.

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LS: Once more at the qep’a’ in Reno, long since past as you’re listening to this, we have ghunchu’wI’, also known as Alan Anderson, who has graciously agreed to speak a little English for us, just to tell you his favorite word in Klingon. Alan?

AA: Since almost the beginning of when I started studying Klingon, I’ve had one word that I really admired. The word is SIQ. Spelled all capitals, S, I, Q. It means endure or bear. And the reason I like it so much is specifically because it is in all capitals. You can put it on a license plate.

(laughter in the background)

LS: Very pragmatic. Would you mind using it in a sentence please?

AA : Sure. HISIQ. Bear with me.

(more laughter)

LS: And, I can’t help but notice that the way you’ve made this a sentence is to simply put a prefix on this word, a prefix which is also in all capitals.

AA : Of course.

LS: Consistency. Klingons surely admire consistency. Thank you very much.

AA : You’re quite welcome.

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That’s all from me today, except to say, qo’mey poSmoH Hol. Language opens worlds.


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