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RE: KLBC: jIlIH'egh

Welcome to the list, Surak. My name is pagh, and I am the current Beginners'
Grammarian for the list. It's my job to help new people learn Klingon.
Whenever you have a post you want help with, mark it for my attention with a
KLBC in the subject line.

jatlh Surak:



thank you, Bill! Because you introduced yourself, I dared to do the same
now. ;)

I won't write a lot in the next time, because my Klingon isn't very good and
sometimes I think my English isn't much better *g* (because my Englisch
teacher is
very bad!!) but I think, the members of the list shall know who is reading
mails, and so I decided to write a short mail, in which I introduce myself,

I'm 16 years old. I live in a small town between Rostock and Berlin in
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (or Mecklenburg Western Pommerania - I think that's
Englisch translation *g*) - one of the sixteen German countries. 

I started to learn the Klingon language in my winter vacation and was
immediately. My nickname shows you, that I'm not a Klingon. The name is
Vulcan, but I
think for a modern Vulcan it's not wrong to learn another language, too.
*bg* Ok, Ok,
I don't really speak one word of the Vulcan language - only a little bit
Klingon! ,)

And I'm really fascinated of the Klingon language, but none of my friends,
who are
almost also Trekkies, does speak Klingon - except Qapla' and nuqneH. So
until now I
hadn't the possibility to speak with other people in Klingon and I think my
isn't so good, that I can speak with you a lot now. But I can learn now this
better, because I translate a lot of sentences which I find in your mails
into German
what helps me a lot by learning the language and so perhaps I will be in the
to talk to you in Klingon one day. And I can also improve my English by
your mails ;) - and that's really necessary - I think you recognized already
that my 
English isn't the best - but my English teacher is to blame for it. *vbg*

So, I think in this mail are enough mistakes already, but please see
generous over
them ;)


> Yes and now some sentences in Klingon *g* that's why I'm here ,)


> tlhIngan Hol vIparHa'. 
maj. batlh Daghoj.

> Holvam Daj.
Remember Klingon sentence order: object-verb-subject. In this sentence, the
subject is <Holvam> and the verb is <Daj>. There is no subject: <Daj

> jIghojlaH 'e' vItul. 
Daghojbej, vaj bItul 'e' yImev {{:-)>
You *are* learning, so stop hoping.

> HolvamvaD vIvumrup.
maj. The prefix here, though, should be <jI->, since there is no object.

> *g* Ok, now it's too late to write more ... tomorrow I have to get up 
> at 4:45 in the morning :(


> Good night! Schlaft gut! ramraj QaQjaj! :)

A common Klingon idiom is <maj ram>, which you can use here if you like.

majQa'! yIHem! This is the best first message I have seen in a while, and
there have been a lot of good ones lately.

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