Monday, February 22, 2021

Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam


Get ready to trill your R's and choke on your G's. 

If Navajo or Hawaiian languages aren't challenging enough to test your linguistic mettle, Duolingo, the language learning game has also added KLINGON and High Valyrian.

Why bother with fictional languages? 
What better way to prepare for a Space Force career in Xenolinguistics?

(Xenolinguistics is defined in science fiction as the study of alien languages.)


Here's the bar scene from the 2009 Star Trek movie where Uhura and Kirk talk Xenolinguistics:

For a crash course in Klingon, here are 18 Klingon Phrases That’ll Save Your Life One Day
https://www.wired.com/2016/09/klingon-phrase-guide/

You never know...

In the movie, Paul, check out how Graham uses the Klingon language in an attempt at secret communication with his pal, Clive.
https://youtu.be/VDO9okZPkDM

For those with a talented tongue, who are ready to dive into Klingon, try Duolingo. It's a fun way to learn Klingon sounds, words and phrases.

If you join, follow me, "covertress". Here's my invite link:

You may have guessed by now that the title of this post was written in Klingon, but what does it mean?

Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam. 
Today is a good day to die.

Pronounced: ˈxɛɣ.luʔ.mɛx q͡χɑq͡χ ˈd͡ʒɑd͡ʒ.vɑm
Usage: If you hear this, let’s hope the Klingon uttering it is going into battle for you, not against you.

Need another excuse to study Klingon besides the Space Force?

What if the love of you life turns out to be from another world?

Will you wish you'd learned to trill those R's?

HISlaH! (hish-lah)! YES!

You never know...

Further reading:

The Klingon Dictionary (2nd edition) [PDF, EPUB, MOBI]

https://www.pdfdrive.com/title-the-klingon-dictionary-2nd-edition-e10454015.html

In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language [PDF, EPUB , MOBI]

https://www.pdfdrive.com/in-the-land-of-invented-languages-esperanto-rock-stars-klingon-poets-loglan-lovers-and-the-mad-dreamers-who-tried-to-build-a-perfect-language-e159900294.html

The Vulcan Language - Star Trek [PDF]

https://www.pdfdrive.com/the-vulcan-language-star-trek-e14907119.html