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

David Holt kenjutsuka at live.com
Wed Sep 28 10:28:47 PDT 2016

{van} is a very reasonable way for Klingons (and thus Klingonists) to great eachother. The controversy comes in the fact that you are obliquely making a statement about the action, not actually accomplishing the action. If you're going to salute me, then salute me - you don't have to talk about it, just do it. None the less, statements like {qavan} and {qatlho'} are very common among Klingonists and I even use them myself.


On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 10:02 AM -0500, "Aurélie Demonchaux" <demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com<mailto:demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com>> wrote:

Hi all,

Wow thanks a lot for your warm welcome and feedback! ••

I’ll try to reply to everyone below/ bIngDaq Hoch Sajang ‘e’ vInID (this email may be a bit long, sorry!)

>> 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!
Thanks a lot, it’s super encouraging to hear! It helps to already know other languages, but I’m actually not a very advanced klingonist so far:
thlIngan Hol vIjatlhmeH ‘ej ‘oH vIlaDmeH mu’ghom vIlo’ mu’mey law’be’ vISov, vaj Hoch mu’vaD mu’ghom vIlo’nIS. poH law’ poQtaH ‘oH.

>> I think we usually use the verb {Dab} for "to inhabit" a country, so: vIraS vIDab. But what you wrote isn't grammatically incorrect.
DalughmoHta’mo’ qatlho’ ••

@Lieven / Quvar valer 'utlh:
 >> this sounds very strange to me, because that's my daughter's name :-)
Oops, maybe I should take a Klingon name then. I put “mughwI’” as my username on the KLI so if it sounds fine as a Klingon name, then so be it. (if not, then to reply this essential question of “what’s your Klingon name”, I could also answer loSmaH cha’ ;-). But let me know if it sounds bad though!

>> As our current BG already said, your klingon is VERY good for being your first message.
qatlho’ ••

>> Here it seems like you've misinterpreted the word "film" for a movie. Literally, the word {mIllogh qonwI' qoSta'} means "image-recorder-ribbon", so it's the kind of film that is used in a photocamera, not a movie.
Sorry about that! So to convey “movie”, it should be “HaSta much”, qar’a’?

>> Have you seen the Klingon language wiki already?
Yes, this is where I found out about the KLBC. I will think about possible contributions there for the French, I see there are a lot of pages that would need translation.

>> re. introducing oneself:
I found "lIH" on the klingonska website with the example “To begin to sing a song is to lIH (literally, introduce) the song [...]” so I thought it was only a musical term. Will make a note of “jIlIH'egh » for next time.

I also wanted to say, Youtube-Daq muchmey Dalanbogh vIparHa’ ••

>> Hello :-) (I'm a Terran so if I don't say "hello" I'll explode!)
Haha yes I know the feeling! I wanted to say “nuqneH” in my 1st message but as I’m the newcomer, it doesn’t apply. And I don’t know if “I salute you” / “qavan” can serve as a greeting formula (it has quite a military connotation, qar’a’?)

>> Aurélie, maHvaD bIjatlhpu' <SaqIHneS>. naDev bIjatlhnISbe' <neS>.
Ok, I was trying to convey “nice to meet you” so I figured adding “neS” would convey a similar idea in a Klingon way, using “I'm honoured to meet you” instead. But then the true Klingon way is possibly to just say nothing in those cases, a bit like for “hello”.

>>qaStaHvIS loS DIS tlhIngan Hol vIHaDqu'taH, 'a tugh SoH po' law' jIH po' puS 'e' vIpIH.
jInIDlI' :)

2016-09-28 15:08 GMT+02:00 Ed Bailey <bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com<mailto:bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com>>:
jatlh QISta': tlhIngan SoH 'e' vIHar. :-P

bImuj. tera'ngan jIH, 'a qatru' jIHmo', nugh tIgh vIpablaHqu'be'. 'a pIjHa' jatwIj vI'ang.


On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 3:36 AM, Christa Hansberry <chransberry at gmail.com<mailto:chransberry at gmail.com>> wrote:
 jatlh mip'av:

mIp'av 'oH pongwIj'e'. 'amerIqa' vIDab je, QISta' vIrur. (QISta', jIjatlhbe' <Hello> 'a wej jIjor.)

 'ach... tera'ngan jIH. tlhIngan SoH 'e' vIHar. :-P


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