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

Advice for Klingon?

I have just started using this course, please give me some tips and advice on this language, as i haven't start, thanks!

August 17, 2018

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

kahless62003 mentioned the Tips & Notes, but allow me to expand on that:

If you are doing the course on iOS or Android, you cannot currently access the Tips & Notes through the app. To access the Tips & Notes, you will have to access the course using a web browser at https://www.duolingo.com/. You can still do it on your mobile device, but you will have to use the web browser instead of the app (or you can do it from a computer). When you click on a Skill, it will expand to reveal a Start button and a light bulb (and a key, which is not pictured below, but is how you can test out of a Skill).

If you click on the light bulb it will reveal the Tips & Notes and give you a detailed explanation of the grammar that is introduced in that Skill. If you have questions after reading the Tips & Notes for the previous and current Skills, then please return to the forum to ask your question, explaining what you didn’t understand or what seems contradictory to you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidTrimb3

The grammar is very different from anything you may know, but it's not actually hard.

They haven't added audio yet. Until they do, use this Klingon text reader to hear more or less the correct pronunciation. It's a little choppier than natural speech, but it'll give you the basic idea.


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

That was very useful, thanks


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

Study on the desktop to start with so you have easy access to the tips/notes for each skill.

For reading Klingon words, I'd suggest paying close attention to whether a letter is a capital i, or a lower case L (the l will have a little tail at the bottom).

Keep a secondary klingon dictionary handy such as:
Hol 'ampaS. (and while there avail yourself of the other resources too).
Or the boQwI' app (note that letter after the w is a capital i).

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