DaHjaj Hol 110924 – fighting to the death #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.

Welcome to the last Saturday of the month, and our final Proverb Day this September. As we’ve seen before, this week’s proverb’s translation into English is far from literal. Take your time working through the pieces, and I’m confident you’ll see how pajama-wearing Federation scholars came up with it.

And now, here’s the proverb:

wej Heghchugh vay’, SuvtaH SuvwI’
a warrior fights to the death

Personally, I think the grammar is much more interesting in the original Klingon. But then, it usually is. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


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