[tlhIngan Hol] Vocabulary learning method

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 04:19:05 PDT 2016

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On 7 Aug 2016 2:10 p.m., "mayqel qunenoS" <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

'ej DaH, ghojmeH mIw vIQubqa'ta'mo', jIwuqta' :

tlhIngan Hol vIghItlhtaHvIS, not mu'tay vIleghqa'. not !

mu'mey vIqawmeH jIraD'eghnIS.

mop qIj qunnoq
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On 7 Aug 2016 2:04 p.m., "mayqel qunenoS" <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> this is written without a dictionary, so if anything appears weird you
> know the reason.
> mu'mey veb vIghItlhbe'taH, jInaD'egh vIneHlaw'mo'. vIghItlhtaH, teHbejmo'
> bIH.
> Qapbej mIwvam -mIw vIDelta'bogh-. 'IHqu' !
> cha'logh mu'tay vIlaDta', 'ej wejHa' mu' law' vIqawlaH.
> tlhIngan Hol ghojlu' neHlu'chugh, vaj mu'tay ghojnISbej. yapbe' pab neH.
> mu'tay ghojDI' -poHvetlh neH-, tlhIngan Dop 'IH leghlaH.
> mop qIj qunnoq
> Sent from my goat phone
> On 25 Jul 2016 12:05 p.m., "mayqel qunenoS" <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The human mind has an amazing capacity of understanding and processing
>> new information, and it is a fact too that we all learn in different
>> ways. However, when the mind encounters new information (in our case
>> vocabulary), the following four points could be said in order to
>> describe what will happen :
>> 1. first it will remember the words which it considers important
>> 2. then it will remember the words which for some reason it will find
>> strange
>> 3. then the words which are constantly revised
>> 4. when it encounters a new word and forgets it, some time has to pass
>> before a second revision of that word takes place, if that revision is
>> to be successful.  however that time must not be too long.
>> If someone wants to learn klingon, (or any language real or
>> constructed), he has to learn the vocabulary. Learning the grammar,
>> and relying on a dictionary just won't cut it (as americans would
>> say..).
>> But here comes the question ; how does one proceed in order to learn
>> the vocabulary ?
>> There are many ways..
>> Some people memorize one word at a day, others memorize 10 or 20, some
>> try to learn it as they speak or write klingon.
>> But the problem is that all these methods, take too long. Depending on
>> what someone qualifies as a separate word deemed worthy of a separate
>> entry in a dictionary, klingon possesses 2000-3000 (give or take a
>> few) words. If you proceed, by learning one word at a day you need
>> 2000 days just to go through the vocabulary once, let alone revision..
>> If you learn 20 words a day, then again you need 100 - 150 days,
>> revision excluded. And won't you miss a day ?
>> So, in order to get the job done, this is what you need to do :
>> Open your dictionary and each time read just a single letter. For
>> example start with the letter "A". Start reading without trying to
>> memorize. You're reading : ".. this word means that, the next word
>> means this, the word after is whatever..".
>> The important thing is not to stress yourself, or fall into the trap
>> of trying to "actively memorize". You just breeze through the word
>> list of a specific letter (in our example the letter A), and while
>> reading you must be trying to stay relaxed. Don't force yourself to
>> memorize, and don't pause to ask in your mind "did I learn that
>> previous entry ?".
>> Now, when you finish letter A you will see :
>> 1. the whole process was easy
>> 2. it took only 15-20 minutes
>> 3. your mind learned some words which for you are important
>> 4. your mind learned additional words which you found strange for
>> whatever reason.
>> 5. words you were wondering about from the previous revision, now became
>> clearer
>> 6. and although you didn't realize that you actually learned something
>> new, if you try and write, you'll notice that suddenly words crop up
>> in your mind out of nowhere.
>> The beauty of this method is the following :
>> 1. Even for a letter which has many entries, it doesn't take more than
>> 15-20 minutes
>> 2. It is easy ; you don't even work up a headache
>> 3. It can be repeated twice a day
>> .. and most importantly :
>> 4. It goes through the entire vocabulary in a matter of 10 days. Why
>> 10 days ? Because some letters have very few entries, thus being able
>> to read 2, or more of them at a time. (each "time" considered as a
>> period of 15-20 minutes).
>> With this method, in a month someone is able to process the entire
>> vocabulary 2-3 times, which is way faster than any other learning
>> method (of the ones we talked about earlier).
>> So, finally, someone will ask : How long would it take for someone to
>> learn ?
>> Because we're all different, there's no way of accurately predicting ;
>> but from personal experience, I will say that after 2-3 months you'll
>> be able to write in klingon, without needing to be constantly reaching
>> for the dictionary.
>> Is there a catch (as americans say..) to all this ?
>> Yes there is.. It is boring as hell, and the more words you learn, the
>> more difficult it becomes to overcome the boredom of sitting down and
>> going through them again. Also, for this method to work, you need to
>> be writing/using klingon daily, for your mind to *feel*, that the
>> words it processes are indeed important.
>> But as with everything in life, it all comes down to a simple question :
>> How bad do you want it ?
>> mop Hurgh
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