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"bIH tI'IjQo'!"

Translation:Don't listen to them!

May 8, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kahless62003

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

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

True.

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

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arkadios200

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdmcowan

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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