DaHjaj Hol 111004 – animal #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 noun is Ha’DIbaH. Capital H, A, Apostrophe, Capital D, Capital I, A, Capital H. Ha’DIbaH means animal. We’ve been talking about all sorts of animals for quite a while, so it’s long past time you had a word that described them all.

Ha’DIbaHmey vISopbe’
I don’t eat animals

muvuvbe’ Ha’DIbaHlIj
your animal does not respect me

motlh Ha’DIbaHmey tInqu’ wIHoH ‘ach not mughato’mey wIHoHbe’
we usually kill very big animals but we never kill mugatos

Can you imagine how you might feel if you woke up one morning and could only speak Klingon? If your command of all other languages had vanished and your fluency with the warriors’ tongue was off the charts? And what if no one around you could understand the words coming out of your mouth? What’s the first thing you might try to say to them, to bridge the gap? qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


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