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« on: 12 06, 2016, 09:05: PM »

Hello all! I am new in klingonese, and I need a translation for these sentences, "I honor you" and "I love you" also I would like to know how to pronounce these in English. Thanks! I would so appreciate it if anyone could help me!
-Chloe  Cheesy
« Last Edit: 12 29, 2016, 01:09: AM by ImzadiWorf » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: 12 29, 2016, 01:21: AM »

I honor you is straightforward: qaquvmoH (literally I cause you to be honored).

qa- I [do something to] you
quv be honored
-moH cause

I love you has no direct translation, as there is no known Klingon verb meaning love. The English word can be used for many different shades of meaning, including things like a decidedly nonromantic "I love this song." The typical advice is to say it as bangwI' SoH you are my beloved.

bang love, one who is loved
-wI' my (capable of language)
SoH you

If you insist on using a verb, I think qaSaHchu' I care for you completely is reasonable.

qa- I [do something to] you
SaH care (about)
-chu' clearly, perfectly
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« Reply #2 on: 12 29, 2016, 09:20: PM »

Wow Thank you so very much Qunchuy!
I appreciate your reply!
Also, do you have any tips on how to pronounce these?
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« Reply #3 on: 12 30, 2016, 05:26: AM »

Browsing through our own language section for a guide to direct you to I find that many links on the pronunciation of tlhIngan Hol are broken or obsolete. Those I found through search engines are either inaccurate or presuppose a working knowledge of the International Phonetic Association’s (IPA) phonetics chart, sound values, and terminology.

That said, I suggest you start here. It contains written directions on how to make the sounds.

-=- Kesvirit

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« Reply #4 on: 12 30, 2016, 01:45: PM »

Thanks very much Kesvirit! I will look into it. Smiley
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