DaHjaj Hol 111009 Andrew’s favorite #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 we have the last of our guest interviews with Klingon speakers, recorded live at this year’s qep’a’ wa’maH chorghDIch, the 18th annual Klingon Language Conference.

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LS: And we’re back at the qep’a’ with a relative newcomer to the Klingon language, Andrew Miller, known locally as ’enru’, is going to tell us his favorite Klingon word.

AM: Well, one of my many favorite words is ‘urmang and it means treason.

LS: How is it spelled?

AM: It’s spelled Apostrophe, U, R, M, A, NG.

LS: And would you use it in a sentence please?

AM: Okay, this is a quotation from one of Queen Elizabeth I’s courtiers, John Harrington, in Klingon it’s

qatlh not ’urmang
chepchugh ’urmang pong ’e’ ngIl pagh

In English that means

Treason doth never prosper.
What’s the reason?
Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

LS: Fancy stuff! Thank you very much.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing from other Klingon speakers. Beginning next week, and for the rest of the year, I’ll be using Sundays to give you some extra words to help build up your vocabulary. Until then, remember, qo’mey poSmoH Hol. Language opens worlds.


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