DaHjaj Hol 111003 – hit #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’s verb is qIp. Lowercase Q, Capital I, P. qIp means hit as with a hand, fist, or implement. It’s a pretty straightforward word.

bong ‘Ibvetlh vIqIp
I accidentally hit that tub

qaleghchugh ghaytan qaqIp
if I see you, I’ll likely hit you

mIl’oDwIj DaqIpmo’ be’nallI’ vItlhapta’
because you hit my sabre bear, I took your wife

wa’Hu’ cha’logh choqIp ‘ej wa’leS wejlogh choqIp
yesterday you hit me twice, and tomorrow you will hit me three times


You might take today’s verb and plug it into a simple sentence and see how many different objects in your vocabulary you could use with it. The answer might surprise you. And if it does, you might try changing the verb, and starting all over. Nouns and verbs, mixing it up. That’s the sort of exciting thing that makes communication possible. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.

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