DaHjaj Hol 111007 – stairs #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.

Time once more to open the pages of Marc Okrand’s Klingon for the Galactice Traveler and select an exciting new noun. Today’s choice is letlh. L, E, TLH. letlh means stairs or stairway. I told you it would be exciting! Now, check these out:

char nov letlh
the alien’s staircase is slimy

bIqanqu’mo’ letlh Dalo’be’
because you are very old, you don’t use stairs

letlh Datu’laHbe’mo’ manarghlaHbe’
because you couldn’t find the stairway we could not esacpe

It’s easy to make up silly sentences, is it not? Not every phrase you construct needs to suitable for an epic tale. It’s enough that you practice putting words together, and sometimes when you do that you’ll end up with some pretty foolish sounding stuff. Don’t let it bother you. It’s all part of opening worlds with language. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


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