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"Today is a good day to die!"

Hov leng DISqa'vIr'IyDaq jatlh lIr'el Qang:

"Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam!"

"HeghmeH QaQ DaHjaj!" jatlhlu'be''a'?

qatlh wa'DIch QaQ law' cha'DIch QaQ puS?

(I'm sure I completely botched this post, but for over a year tlhIngan Hol vIHaDtaH 'ej I'm on VerbQal and tlhIngan Hol lujatlhbe'chu' juppu'wI', so I'm trying to get immersion where I can)

May 23, 2019

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

I'm not sure you can use a TV show as a locative, but I understood all of it. majQa'!

For those of you that aren't at that level yet, the question is why, this famous phrase uses jajvam for today instead of DaHjaj.

But there's no good answer. DaHjaj would work fine for that. However the standard way to say that famous phrase is with jajvam ("this day").


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

Well, that, but also the reason for using "Heghlu'" instead of "Hegh."

Also, please correct my syntax wherever it's wrong or could be improved!

qatlho' lujatlhbe' tlhInganpu'!


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

The -lu' is because we are not just saying it's a good day for any specific person to die, but a good day for anyone who happens to die.


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qatlh? mu'tlhegh noy 'oHmo' {Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam}'e'. vIttlhegh 'oH. We know it from The Klingon Way.

It's similar to someone saying in English, "What hath God wrought?" or "to thine own self be true" Even though it isn't the way someone would compose the thought themselves, the phrase has more gravitas in its well-known form.

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