DaHjaj Hol 111111 beans #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.

Please join me in wishing a happy tenth anniversary to Lieven Litaer’s annual qepHom in Germany. To help them celebrate this milestone, the creator of Klingon himself, Marc Okrand, is there. And so you too can be a part of the festivities, we’re going to open up Marc Okrand’s epic book, Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, and give you a new noun.

That noun is qurgh. Lowercase Q, U, R, GH. qurgh means beans. Surely you knew that Klingons would be able to talk about legumes, right? Here are a few practice sentences to prove it to you.

tlherqu’ qurghvam
These beans are lumpy

wa’leS SuS moj DaHjaj qurgh
today’s beans become tomorrow’s wind

qurgh DaSopbe’chugh vaj mughato’vaD vInob
if you don’t eat the beans, then I will give them to the mugato


Will you talk about beans in Klingon the next time you eat them, or will you silently think about the words instead? One or the other is likely to happen, now that you know the vocabulary. And not just with beans, but more and more with all the nouns and verbs you know, day after day you’ll unconsciously be thinking about the Klingon terms when you encounter them in English. This probably doesn’t apply to sabre bears and transporter ionizer units, but everything else is fair game. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.

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