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"Qongbe' qoqmey."

Translation:Robots do not sleep.

August 25, 2018

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

What is the difference in pronunciation between q and Q?

August 25, 2018

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From the Tips & Notes in the sounds Skill from the previous row:

q sounds much like an English "k", but should be said from the back of the throat. The q does not automatically include the "w" sound as in English words that begin with "qu" and even when q is followed by u, the two sounds do not blend. The Klingon word qul ("fire") should sound like the English word "cool", but with a stronger "c" sound. This is a different letter than the Q which is explained below.

Q is different than q, but it is similar in that it is a sort of a combination of the q sound and the H sound. It should start with the throat closed like you are going to make a q, but then explode into a raspy H-type sound.

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August 25, 2018
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