Translation:the Klingon consonant tlh

April 15, 2018



Cool. So it's only one letter? tlh... what does it sound like? My gut says someting like the "Kl" in "Calvin Kline", but I don't know if Klingons just pronounce their species name differently.

The Android app doesn't have audio for Klingon. That would be a hugh help... maybe it co7ld be a future enhancement?


Addendum (9/27/20): All of the sentences in the course now include audio on all platforms.

Have you read the Tips for this Skill? They have a detailed explanation of how to pronounce this and the other letters.

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I really wish the tips were on Android, too!


I believe you can get them by going to the URL on the browser, instead of the app, but I don't have the details on how to do that, if it's not obvious.


You can find how to pronounce that letter in "WikiHow", they explain it quite well.

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    It's like a 'tl' sound, but harsher, like 'ch'. Wikipedia has audio for it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiceless_alveolar_lateral_affricate


    I guess you wanted to ask for the letter tlh here?


    Yes. Did you think it was asking for something else?


    I was asked for "sleeve" here.


    Why is 'the' required?


    It probably shouldn't be, but then we don't know what you put and there's so many different variations with "the" in various places. Looking at the database, I did find a couple places where we seemed to be requiring "the" and it could be dropped. I've added in those variations without "the". Hopefully it was one of those that you had tried and now they will be accepted.

    When you run into that kind of situation, please report it as "My answer should be accepted", which both shows is what you entered and slows is to compare it to what options we already have. If you have questions or concerns, you can also come to ask about it in the Sentence Discussion.

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