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  5. "torgh, bIqet!"

"torgh, bIqet!"

Translation:Torg, you ran!

March 15, 2018



Torg, no running in the halls! You know that's against Klingon rules!

June 27, 2018


I was marked wrong for “Torg, run!”. Do I assume that Klingon has a separate form for the imperative?

March 15, 2018


That's correct. There are specific prefixes for imperatives that are taught later in the course.

March 15, 2018


Qapla’ !

March 15, 2018


Would 'Torg, you run!' also be correct?

March 15, 2018



March 16, 2018


Cause klingon has no tenses

May 19, 2018


Looks soo much like:

Torg! BeQuiet!

January 3, 2019


I got it right for saying "Torg, you ran", but I was wondering, would it also be correct to translate this as "You ran Torg"?

June 6, 2019


In many situations, it doesn't matter much whether you call the person's name before the sentence or call the person's name after the sentence. There may be rarer occasions where it makes a difference and the speaker has made an intentional decision to say the name first or say the name after. In addition, since there are parts of Klingon that must be reversed from English, we are strict on the parts that don't need to be reversed. For those reasons, we ask that when the order is flexible, that the match between the Klingon and the English be maintained. Since Torg's name is called first in this Klingon sentence, it is only marked correct if you call the name first in English.

June 6, 2019


I was wondering, would it also be correct to translate this as "You ran Torg"?

In general, we require the word order to be the same unless grammar requires a difference in the two languages.

So torgh, .... should be translated to "Torg, ..." and ..., torgh should be translated to "..., Torg."

June 6, 2019


bl = your, jl = Me/I

December 18, 2018


Mind your i's and L's!

The prefixes are bI- and jI-, not bl-, jl-.

That is, they have a capital i in them, not a lowercase L.

The difference is slight, but you should see a little curl at the bottom of a lowercase L l, while the uppercase i I is completely straight.

December 19, 2018


Sort of. The bI- and jI- prefixes are part of the conjugation system of Klingon. There are separate pronouns: SoH = "you", jIH = "I/me".

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December 18, 2018
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