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« on: 11 17, 2009, 04:48: PM »

QIt yIt chechwI'. ngaDHa' ghaH vaj Qutlh'eghmeH reDHom lo'. reD retlhDaq Qotbogh chechwI' latlh legh.
A drunk is walking slowly. He is unstable, therefore he uses a small wall to support himself. He finds antoher drunk lying next to the wall.
<quvHa''eghmoH! pa' bIQot, HoHlu'ta'bogh targh rur! SoHmo' jItuH.>
"You dishonor yourself! You lie there like a dead targh. I am ashamed because of you."
<bIyIt 'e' yItaH, petaQ! 'ach reD 'er'InDaq DaSIchDI', chay' bIvang?>
"Continue walking, p'tahk! But when you reach the end of the wall, what will you do?
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logh 'oH HeH Qav'e'.
naDev 'entepray' Duj lengmey ta gherlu'.
Qu'Daj taHbogh: Hujbogh chu'bogh je qo' chovmeH, yIn chu', tayqeqmey chu' je SammeH, 'ej pe'vIl Daqmey'e' Suchpu'bogh pagh ghoSmeH.
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« Reply #1 on: 11 17, 2009, 08:51: PM »

rpH*



*ravDaq jIpum, jIHaghtaHvIS
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« Reply #2 on: 11 18, 2009, 03:39: AM »

How do you say "rofl" in Klingon?
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« Reply #3 on: 11 18, 2009, 08:26: AM »

if rofl is: rolling on the floor laughing then
ravDaq jIpum jIHaghtaHvIs
comes close: I fall to the ground while I am laughing

compare:
chay' bIvang ->  how will you act
nuq Davang -> what will you do

HoHlu'ta'bogh targh - targh which someone/something killed
targh Hegh - dead targh
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« Reply #4 on: 11 18, 2009, 08:37: AM »

if rofl is: rolling on the floor laughing then
ravDaq jIpum jIHaghtaHvIs
comes close: I fall to the ground while I am laughing


Sorry; I thought this was the Klingon-only forum.

rav 'floor'
-Daq locative; 'on'
jI- verb prefix; 'I-no object'
pum 'to fall'
Hagh 'to laugh'
-taHvIS compound verb suffix 'while Xing'

This isn't the slightest bit official, just something I made up a few years ago.
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« Reply #5 on: 11 18, 2009, 03:04: PM »

compare:
chay' bIvang ->  how will you act
nuq Davang -> what will you do
chay' bIvang seemed more Klingon-ish to me, but "what will you do?" seemed like what an English speaker would say. So I guess  i was being idiomatic in my translation.

HoHlu'ta'bogh targh - targh which someone/something killed
targh Hegh - dead targh
I wasn't aware that Hegh could be used as an adjective.
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logh 'oH HeH Qav'e'.
naDev 'entepray' Duj lengmey ta gherlu'.
Qu'Daj taHbogh: Hujbogh chu'bogh je qo' chovmeH, yIn chu', tayqeqmey chu' je SammeH, 'ej pe'vIl Daqmey'e' Suchpu'bogh pagh ghoSmeH.
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« Reply #6 on: 11 18, 2009, 03:17: PM »

compare:
chay' bIvang ->  how will you act
nuq Davang -> what will you do
chay' bIvang seemed more Klingon-ish to me, but "what will you do?" seemed like what an English speaker would say. So I guess  i was being idiomatic in my translation.

As far as I know, vang 'to act' does not take objects.

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HoHlu'ta'bogh targh - targh which someone/something killed
targh Hegh - dead targh
I wasn't aware that Hegh could be used as an adjective.

As far as I know, it can't. It doesn't mean "to be dead", it means "to die", so Heghpu'bogh targh 'dead targ' vs. targh HoHlu'ta'bogh 'killed targ' (since a targ could die from natural causes as well as being killed).
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« Reply #7 on: 11 19, 2009, 04:34: AM »

qIDvam vIHoH 'e' vInIDlaw'mo' vIpay
I regret it seemed I tried to kill this joke...


 
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« Reply #8 on: 11 20, 2009, 05:07: PM »

qIDvam vIHoH 'e' vInIDlaw'mo' vIpay
I regret it seemed I tried to kill this joke...


Do not regret - killing is natural to klingons and even a joke may be an honourable target

*ravDaq jIpum jIHaghtaHvIs*
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« Reply #9 on: 06 29, 2010, 01:15: PM »

HA HA HA klingonwarrior13 is pleased  Cheesy
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