DaHjaj Hol 111211 you #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.

As mentioned last week, we’ll be spending every Sunday in December talking about pronouns. Pronouns can stand in for other nouns anywhere in the sentence. They can also be used for added emphasis when a verb prefix makes an actual noun unnecessay. And, they also serve as a conjugation of the verb “to be” when there isn’t another verb.

Today we’ll look at second person pronouns, in both singular and plural forms. In English, the translation is going to be the same, you, regardless of whether it’s subject or object, singular or plural. The singular form of this pronoun in Klingon is SoH. Capital S, O, Capital H. The plural form of this pronoun in Klingon is tlhIH. TLH, Capital I, Capital H. Pay close attention to the following examples and you’ll be fine:

SoH qaleghlaH
I can see you

not yajchoH tlhIH
ya’ll will never understand

HoHwI’pu’ tlhIH
you’re the killers

vavDaj SoH
you’re his father

 

I could tell you that having a command of second person pronouns will change the way you see things around you, but I don’t need to. You already know their power in English, how they let you speak directly to other people. Already, at some level, you’re thinking how this will change the way you use Klingon. Good. That means my plan is working. Mwahahahaha! qo’mey poSmoH Hol

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