[tlhIngan Hol] "Any language, means any language"

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 00:07:01 PDT 2016

> Hoch Hol ‘oH Hoch Hol’e’.
> “Every language is every language.”

hold on a tup.. wa'Hu' mu'ghomvam vIleghpu' 'ach jIchechpu'mo'
jIjanglaHbe'. 'a DaH, jIchechbe'mo' jIghel vIneH:

{Hoch Hol} means "every language", or "each language" ?


On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 9:06 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> On 10/25/2016 1:52 PM, Christa Hansberry wrote:
> My friend who writes short stories has a character in one of her stories who
> has the super-power (they all have super-powers!) of being able to speak and
> understand any language in the universe. So in demonstration of this ability
> he says a line in German, and one in Welsh, followed by the declaration
> "vay' Hol qej vay' Hol!" which baffled me ("anyone's language is grouchy
> anyone's language"??), so I scrolled down to the footnote to see what she
> meant, and it said "any language, means any language."
> So I tried to figure out what the correct way to say that would be, but I
> can't figure it out, and I can't correct her Klingon if I don't have a
> better solution myself. How would you translate this sentence?
> The qej obviously comes from be grouchy, mean, even though that's the wrong
> kind of mean. Your friend got this out of the Bing Translator (try it!).
> vay' Hol means someone's language; I'm not sure whether vay' can be used to
> mean any <thing>.
> Better to reword the idea completely. Any problem with every language?
> Hoch Hol vIjatlhlaHbej 'ej vIyajlaHbej
> I can definitely speak and understand every language
> Another possibility, though I'm not sure whether it's grammatically
> acceptable:
> Hochna' Hol vIjatlhlaH 'ej vIyajlaH
> I can speak and understand definitely-every language
> Both of these sentences put forward the "yes, what I'm saying is really
> true" idea of the original in a way different than English.
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