"jIQong."

Translation:I sleep.

July 4, 2018

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T.M.Hinrichs

Will there be speaking exercises later or wouldnt that working?


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

There are listening exercises, where you have to type what you hear. But there are no speaking exercises, where you have to repeat what you hear into a microphone. The programmers are not prepared to create software that can evaluate the Klingon sounds it is hearing (though something similar was done for the language lab on the old ST:Klingon game).


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

Have you spoken to the programmers about this? Speaking Klingon exams would really help with pronunciation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T.M.Hinrichs

I agree. Speaking exams are very helpful and it would be much easier to learn speaking klingon.


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

Would you recommend to go there if you'd speak klingon quite well or do you think it would be beneficial for people new to the klingon language?

I think that the qepHom is best for beginners or lower intermediate Klingon speakers.

There's always a course for beginners, and while there are activities for more advanced speakers, someone who is fairly fluent may not find themselves challenged enough -- unless they help teaching the less experienced ones or help them practise what they have learned.


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

Not directly, but through our staff contacts, yes. Right now, speaking exercises are not available on any of the volunteer contributor courses.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T.M.Hinrichs

That's too bad. I would love to learn how to speak klingon but unfortunately I do not know anybody who could help. A speaking exercise would be awesome


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

You could come to the KLI's qep'a' in Indianapolis at the end of July (assuming this whole coronavirus thing is clearing up by then) and get some coaching from top speakers as well as practice with other beginner speakers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T.M.Hinrichs

That sounds good but I'm from Germany so I would probably go to the qem in Saarbr├╝cken in October ( I think?). Indianapolis is very far and it would cost a lot. However maybe I could arrange to visit my family in the US and then come there next year or so


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

I think the one in Saarbrucken is in November, but that is a great option too, and certainly both easier and cheaper for you.


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

The next qepHom in Saarbr├╝cken is from 12-15 November 2020 : http://www.qephom.de/d/nextqephom.html

There's a limited number of seats in the room, but it's a lottery system rather than "first come, first served". People who have never been to a qepHom before have a higher chance of "winning" a seat, I believe.

Do try to go there if you can!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/T.M.Hinrichs

Would you recommend to go there if you'd speak klingon quite well or do you think it would be beneficial for people new to the klingon language?

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