DaHjaj Hol 111031 beautiful #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.

We end the month with a very attractive verb, ’IH. Apostrophe, Capital I, Capital H. ’IH means be handsome or be beautiful. It’s a lovely word, with all sorts of uses.

bImonDI’ bI’IHchoH
when you smile, you become beautiful

mughato’wIj ’IH law’ vavlI’ ’IH puS
my mugato is more handsome than your father

nuch HoHmeH ’IHqu’ betleH ’ach nISwI’ yIwIv
for killing a coward, a bat’lath is very beautiful, but choose a disruptor

I’m wondering if you’ll use today’s word as an opportunity to talk with someone you wouldn’t normally speak to in Klingon. Pick a person to say “you’re beautiful” to, and do so in Klingon. And when that person asks what you said, you suddenly have an opening to to talk about, and in, Klingon. And you know what they say about openings, don’t you? qo’mey poSmoH Hol

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2 comments “DaHjaj Hol 111031 beautiful #tlhIngan #tlh”

Hey, Lawrence, you have an HTML problem in your LJ post interview with Elizabeth Bear.

I tried emailing you but the addy I have for you must be defunct.

Terry Hickman

Thanks, I think I’ve got it fixed now.

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