[tlhIngan Hol] Introduction and a letter from Marc Okrand

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Wed May 12 22:39:52 PDT 2021

On May 12, 2021, at 3:58 PM, James Landau <savegraduation at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> but . . . are there any alternatives for people introducing themselves?

As ghunchu'wI' wrote before: there are none, get used to it.

Nevertheless... If you really feel the urge to write some kind of
greeting, you might want to use some of the following. But you should
know they are not true greetings, just literal phrases what they are.

{peqIm} - You all pay attention!
{HIqIm} - Pay attention to me!

{Savan} - I salute you.
This is actually a bad suggestion, because {van} is literally "salute",
and not "greet". But this even appears in many non-canon Klingon
literature, because many athur think this is usable as a greeting.

{DaH jIjatlh} - "I speak now"

And so on. There is no limit of phrases to catch your opponent's
attention; Just remember that these are no greetings. You would not yell
such a phrase to someone on the street, unles you really want to start a

See also the page at the Klingon Language Wiki:

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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