DaHjaj Hol 111125 academy #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.

Those of you listening to this podcast in the United States probably just observed the annual Thanksgiving holiday. In honor of that day, let’s open the pages of Marc Okrand’s fine book Klingon for the Galactic Traveler and show thanks by learning a new noun. It’s ’ampaS. Apostrophe, A, M, P, A, Capital S. ’ampaS means academy. This is one of Okrand’s more obvious puns, and you can remember the meaning of the word by recalling the acronym for the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts, and Sciences. Get it? Good. Now, on with some practice sentences:

’ampaSDaq qoHpu’ tu’lu’laH
one can find fools at the academy

mumonmoH ’ampaS ngermey
the academy’s theories make me smile

’ampaS vISuchpa’ jIyajbe’
before I visited the academy, I did not understand


Don’t begin practicing with this word too quickly. You have plenty of time to incorporate it into your regimin. Of course, the sooner you begin, the sooner you’ll find yourself combining it with the rest of your vocabularly effortlessly. And you know where that leads, right? qo’mey poSmoH Hol.

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3 comments “DaHjaj Hol 111125 academy #tlhIngan #tlh”

’ampaSDaq qoHpu’ tu’lu’laH – Can’t use -lu’ and -laH on the same verb. I recommend: ‘ampaSDaq qoHpu’ tu’laH vay’.
Tempted to go for ‘ampaSDaq qoHpu’ [lu]tu’lu’meH DuH, but I don’t believe such a use of DuH has ever been seen in canon.

Doh! I always forget that I can’t use -lu’ and -laH on the same verb. Damn that Feklahr!

We’ll always have -luH

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