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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 vul. V, U, L. vul means be unconscious. Let’s take it out for a spin with the following sample sentences.

jIvulbe’ ’ej bIQong neH
I wasn’t unconscious, and you were merely asleep

wIqIpchu’ vaj vulchoH
if we hit him perfectly, then he will become unconscious

mavulmo’ pIQoylaHbe’
because we were unconsious, we could not hear you

vulqa’DI’ chechwI’ HoH chom
as soon as the drunkard loses consciousness again, the bartender will kill him

You can see from these examples, how even a seemingly uncommon word can be worked into all sorts of conversations, can you not? Klingon is often criticized for having so much of its vocabulary locked up in science fiction and military words, but that kind of commentary reveals more about the limited imagination of the critic than the language user. When in doubt, just remember what language does. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


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