[tlhIngan-Hol] Personal Preferences and use of {HIja'} or {HISlaH}

Robyn Stewart robyn at flyingstart.ca
Thu Jun 2 14:26:04 PDT 2016

HIja’ is my usual affirmative response. I’ll say the longer HISlaH when there is any chance of ambiguity with “tell me” and when I want for some reason to prolong the word: emphatically, hesitantly, languidly, whatever.


From: tlhIngan-Hol [mailto:tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org] On Behalf Of Christa Hansberry
Sent: June 2, 2016 13:43
To: tlhInganHol discussion group; qeSan at btinternet.com
Subject: Re: [tlhIngan-Hol] Personal Preferences and use of {HIja'} or {HISlaH}


I can't decide which one to use; my brain just freezes up at the prospect of a decision like that! So my solution is to just always say no. :-Ъ 

Just kidding...


Verbing AWESOMES language!


On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 12:46 PM, qe'San <qeSan at btinternet.com> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lieven [mailto:levinius at gmx.de]
> Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016 11:39 AM
> To: tlhingan-hol at stodi.digitalkingdom.org
> Subject: Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Conversational klingon and the use of {nuq}
> Am 30.05.2016 um 12:27 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
> > the longer a klingon sentence is, the happier I get !
> That sounds like those people who prefer {HISlaH} over {HIja'} simply
because they enjoy knowing another word (since HIja' can also mean "tell

Just curious regards other's use of {HISlaH} and {HIja'}.  I know there's no
difference and correct me if I'm wrong but personally I like {HIja'} and
especially with the glottal stop cutting off it's short and sweet well
befitting  any enthusiastic yes as opposed to a {HISlaH} which I personally
prefer for  a reluctant yes  like I'm saying yes but swearing under my
breath as I do so ;-)

Do other people just use the one they prefer, randomly use either or some
other personal rule of thumb?

aka Jonathan Brown

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