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"bIH tI'IjQo'!"

Translation:Don't listen to them!

May 8, 2018



If the "them" are speaking, and that is what you should not be listening to; you want {chaH}, not {bIH}.

May 8, 2018



I suppose the bIH here are stories or rumours, which are things that can't speak.

May 8, 2018


This raises the question, do some Klingons use bIH for humans and other races that don’t speak Klingon, even though, nominally, Class 1 is for all language-users. e.g. calling humans “tera’nganmey”.

On another note, I wonder if some Klingons refer to slaves using Class 2.

There’s a lot of room for cultural interpretation in this language. :D

September 23, 2018


Klingons tend to be more scientific than political regarding grammar. Though humans may have trouble with Klingon, they clearly fully use language and qualify for that class. However, I won't go so far as to say that no Klingon ever used the wrong class in order to try to imply something through intentional misuse of the language.

September 23, 2018
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