[Tlhingan-hol] Story: ghuv = The Recruit - 19

Robyn Stewart (robyn@flyingstart.ca)

```Today's story excerpt. We left Torg asleep alone on his bed on the space
station. That was in episode 18, which you received before episode 17,
because Qov doesn't stand for Quality control OVer all.
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Seymo' torgh, 'eqtaHvIS po vem. Hu' 'ej SomrawDu'Daj qaDmeH mI'choH. tlhoy'
jeqbogh qatlhDa' 'uchchoHmeH Sup, ghIq pep'eghmeH luH 'ej DeSDu' SIH.
qatlhDa'vo' HuStaHvIS torgh, pa' 'el tlhon. pe'vIl QongDaq pup 'ej jach.
jatlh, "Hu'!"
qatlhDa' 'uchHa' torgh 'ej ravDaq QamchoH. jatlh, "jIvumrup, qaH."
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Seymo' torgh, 'eqtaHvIS po vem.
"Because torgh is excited, he awakens while the morning is early."
I played with vempu' but the sentence is about the awakening, not the having
awakened.
Hu' 'ej SomrawDu'Daj qaDmeH mI'choH.
mI' = perform calisthenics, dance
-Du' = body parts plural
"He gets up and in order to challenge his muscles, he begins to do
calisthenics."
tlhoy' jeqbogh qatlhDa' 'uchchoHmeH Sup, ghIq pep'eghmeH luH 'ej DeSDu' SIH.
tlhoy' = wall
jeq = protrude from
qatlhDa' = water pipe
ghIq = and then
luH  = yank, pull
"In order to take hold of a water pipe which protrudes from the wall, he
jumps, and then to raise himself he pulls and bends the arms."
or "In order to take hold of the wall from which a water pipe protrudes ..."
- but the best way to do that is via the water pipe, right?
I hope this  conveys the idea that he is doing a chin-up like exercise.
qatlhDa'vo' HuStaHvIS torgh, pa' 'el tlhon.
"While Torg hangs from the water pipe, Nostril enters the room." or "A
nostril enters the room," if you prefer surrealism.
pe'vIl QongDaq pup 'ej jach. jatlh, "Hu'!"
Hu' should rightfully have a prefix, yIHu' to make it a command, but tlhon
has left off the prefix. Hol poD.
"He forcefully kicks the bed and yells. He says, "Up!"
You can't yell dialogue in Klingon, you have to yell, and then  say the
dialogue.
qatlhDa' 'uchHa' torgh 'ej ravDaq QamchoH. jatlh, "jIvumrup, qaH."
'uch = hold
'uchtaH = keep holding
'uchchoH = grasp, take hold of
'uchHa' = release, let go of
Qam = stand
QamchoH = take up a standing position, stand up, get to ones feet
"Torg lets go of the water pipe and stands on the floor. He says, "I am
ready to work, sir."

- Qov

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