DaHjaj Hol 111114 swear #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’s verb is one that I swear you’ll like. It’s ’Ip. That’s Apostrophe, Capital I, P. ’Ip means vow or swear. Being the passionate people they are, Klingons need to be very good at swearing!

not ’Ip qoHpu’ neH
only fools never swear

’IpDI’ be’nalwI’ SoSwI’ rur
when my wife swears, she resembles my mother

bIqIDchugh bItlhuHqa’be’ ’e’ vI’Ip
if you tell a joke, I vow you will not breath again


You can swear all you want to in Klingon, because it counts as practicing your vocabulary, and if that’s what it takes to get you to practice, then that’s what you’ve got to do. That’s my vow to you! That, and qo’mey poSmoH Hol.

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