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Re: qepHom cha'DIch (KLBC probably needed)

Dunqu'bej qepHom. SaHtaHvIS tlhIngan HolvaD Sovmeyqu' vISoqpu'bej. tugh
qepHom lughajqa' 'e' vItul.

The qepHom was definitely great. While I was there, I learned a lot about
the Klingon language. I hope we will have a qepHom again, soon.

Please correct me if there are any mistakes.

Greetz, QantoH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Quvar valer" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:22 AM
Subject: qepHom cha'DIch

> DaH rIn qepHommaj.
> Now our qepHom is over.
> qaStaHvIS wej jaj tlhIngan Hol wIqeqchu', 'ej maQapchu'qu'!
> During three days we practice Klingon perfectly, and we really succeeded!
> qaStaHvIS wej jaj jIQongmeH jav rep vIlo'mo' jIDoy'qu', 'ach Qapchu'mo'
qepHom jIQuch.
> Because I only slept for six hours during three days, I'm very tired, but
because the qepHom was a success I'm happy.
> jaj wa' pawDI' jeSwI'pu', tlhIngan Hol lujatlhlaHbe'chu' 'op.
> When the participants arrived the first day, most could not speak klingon
at all.
> pagh mu' Sov 'op, 'ej pablaHbe' chaH.
> They knew no words, and no grammar.
> rInDI' qepHom, paQDI'norghmo' mu'tlhegh ngeD chenmoHlaH Hoch 'ej mu'tlhegh
Qatlh chenmoHlaH HochHom.
> After the qepHom, almost everyone was at least able to make easy
sentences, and most people even managed to create difficult sentences!
>      There were twenty-one (!!) people attending (coming from four
different countries), and we definitely had a lot of fun! While the
beginners (60%) were following
> the lessons all the way thru TKD, the advanced (30%) were silently playing
*tlhInSa'* and passively listening to the class, and the experts (10%) have
been translating
> things on their computer.
>    We had classes about everything you need to know: first pronunciation
of course, then verbs including their affixes, followed by syntax. I
suggested to do some
> games, but they wanted more, so we carried on with numbers, the problem of
"past tense", some conjunctions, the use of adverbials, to-be-constructions,
> words, and much more!
>    On the last evening, they wanted to practice, so I took easy and
difficult sentences, and I cut them, so they had to put them together again.
e.g. -jaj / taH / wo' ==>
> taHjaj wo' (there is only one way to put them together). Note this: people
who arrived the first day, without knowing what a prefix is, managed to put
together ten-
> word-long-sentences on the lst day! Qapla'na'!
>    And, of course, we did not only have grammar. In between there was a
lot of singing and playing, like DIjchu', hang-man, and pegh mu'.
> If there is a line between qepHom and qep'a', we certainly touched it! :-)
> Soon there will be more information and pictures on the website.
> Qapla'!!
> Quvar
> Beginners' Grammarian
>   ghojwI'pu'wI' vISaH

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