[tlhIngan Hol] [KLBC] introducing myself - jISovmoH’egh

John R. Harness cartweel at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 14:29:45 PDT 2016

Howdy, Aurélie! Great to meet you! And I'm glad you're aware of the KLBC

First off, wow! For a month of practice, your Klingon is /great!/ I bet it
is because you are an experienced translator and language learner!

A few little pointers:

1) I think we usually use the verb {Dab} for "to inhabit" a country, so:
vIraS vIDab. But what you wrote isn't grammatically incorrect.
2) {-ghach} can be tricky, and some warn beginners to avoid it entirely. In
any case it is used infrequently. Except with {-wI'}, Klingon generally
avoids turning its verbs into nouns. So, you're better off framing that
idea as: jarvam tlhIngan Hol vIHaD 'e' vItaghta'. OR jajvam tlhIngan Hol
vIHaDchoH! If you stick with {-ghach}, it requires that at least one suffix
comes between it and the verb -- the most often-given example is {naDHa’ghach},
3) I'm a little unsure about your {wej} at the beginning of the sentence
about movies and shows. Maybe someone else can comment whether that strikes
them as strange placement.

But this is all tiny tiny tiny stuff! I say just keep doing what you're
doing to study and you'll get far, fast! tlhIngan Hol DajatlhlaHqu' SoH!

Welcome to the community!



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On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Aurélie Demonchaux <
demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I started studying Klingon earlier this month and I've been on this list
> for a few days now, so I thought I'd write a short introduction to put the
> language into practice and "e-meet" my fellow Klingonists at the same time.
> Here goes:
> Aurélie ’oH pongwIj’e’. mughwI’ jIH. vIraSDaq jIyIn. vIraS Hol, tuqjIjQa’
> Hol, ’eSpanya’ Hol je vIjatlh ’ej DoyIchlan Hol, tlhIngan Hol je vIghojtaH.
> Holmey vIparHa’mo’, jIHvaD Daj tlhIngan Hol. jarvam tlhIngan Hol
> HaDghachwIj vItaghta’. wej Star Trek mIllogh qonwI’ qoSta’ chu’ vIparHa’,
> ‘ach HaSta jIH lutmey vIleghpu’be’.
> naDev tlhIngan Hol law’qu’ vIghoj ’e’ vItul.
> Hoch SaqIHneS
> It's the 1st time I write anything in Klingon, very likely I've made
> grammar mistakes or wrong choices of words, so any corrections or
> suggestions of improvement are welcome!
> With thanks,
> Aurélie
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