Translation:the Klingon consonant ch

April 11, 2018



I said it out aloud as per the pronunciation guidelines and instinctively wrote the answer as "tea" by mistake :-)


what s the difference between j and ch?


Pretty much the same as in English: j as in "judge", ch as in "church".


I never knew there was a difference and I am still having trouble noticing it. :) j seems to be further down the throat than ch.


A minimal pair in English for these would be chin and gin. The g in gin makes the same sound as Klingon j.

chock, shock, and jock are all different in English too. :-P


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Hopefully you can hear the differences at the following link: https://hol.kag.org/sentence/chaj+jach+chaj+jach

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