DaHjaj Hol 111117 diminuation #tlhIngan #tlh

No Comments » Written on November 17th, 2011 by
Categories: Podcasts

Here’s the link: DaHjaj-Hol-111117

You can also subscribe via iTunes:
Advanced > Subscribe to Podcast > and enter the URL: http://bit.ly/tlh-pod

Hello, and welcome. You’re listening to DaHjaj Hol, your daily dose of Klingon language. I’m your host, Lawrence Schoen.

Today we come to our penultimate suffix, the Type I noun suffix –Hom. Capital H, O, M. –Hom is a diminuation suffix. Whatever noun it’s attached to will be perceived as smaller, less powerful, or less important. Like it’s augmenting opposite number (which we’ll talk about next week), this suffix produces very subjective results in meaning. Which is not to say you shouldn’t use it, but use it with care.

SuSHom vuvbe’ qoH
a fool does not respect a breeze

qoqvaD paqHom vInob
I gave the booklet to the robot

chaq yuQHomwIj DaSuch
perhaps you will visit my planetoid

may’HomDaq Heghpu’ vavlI’
your father died in the skirmish


Sometime, you might find yourself searching for the right word for something in English and you’ll realize that it doesn’t exist in that language, but does in Klingon because of the diminuation suffix you just learned. When that sometime hits you, you’re going to be amazed. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.

Sweet Potato Pie
Today’s podcast is brought to you by Sweet Potato Pie, a collection of wonder and delight by Lawrence M. Schoen.

“Sweet Potato Pie” [is] weird and wonderful and will dig into you more with its strangeness than with its deep meaning, but as most stories don’t get a hold at all, that’s just fine.

— Matthew M. Foster, Tangent

Lawrence Schoen’s “The Amulet of Winter” is at the top level a quite entertaining story.

— Rich Horton, Fantasy Magazine

“The Sky’s the Limit” is the perfect mixture of humor and suspense.

— Sherwood Smith, author of the Inda series


Leave a Reply