DaHjaj Hol 110929 – oneself #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.

Let’s go all the way back to Type 1 verb suffixes and talk about –’egh. Apostrophe, E, GH, –’egh means oneself and redirects the action of the verb back on the subject. As a result, whenever a verb uses –’egh, there is never an object, and the verb prefix must reflect this. Let me show you what I mean.

we killed ourselves

you tricked yourself again

jIchechchugh jIvan’eghlaH
if I cam drunk, I can salute myself

legh’eghDI’ mughato’ Haw’
when the mugato saw itself, it fled

Given this new suffix, will you go through all the verbs you know and apply each of them to yourself now, or will you put it off and see if they come up, one by one, more naturally? Either will work, because one way or another, you will do this. It’s only Human – and Klingon – nature. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


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