DaHjaj Hol 111024 navigate #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.

Yesterday, as part of a dialogue, you learned the word for helmsman. Keeping to that theme, today’s verb is chIj. CH, Capital I, J. chIj means navigate. After all, there’s no point in having a helmsman if you don’t have a navigator too, right?

not Duj vIchIj
I’ve never navigated a ship

batlh yInlIj chIjnIS SuvwI’
a warrior needs to navigate his life honorably

chIjlaHchugh HoD chaq maHeghbe’laH
if the captain can navigate, perhaps we can not die

One might, you know, consider today’s verb from a purely metaphorical point of view, and apply it to your own efforts to plot a course through this alien language. Because clearly you are on a journey, and you’ll have reached your destination when the language has opened that world to you. qo’mey poSmoH Hol

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