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Annual meeting of the Klingon Language Institute (qep'a')

Registration is now open for the Klingon Language Institute's qep'a' cha'maH SochDIch (twenty-seventh Great Meeting) taking place July 23-25 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The information page links to the conference registration and hotel reservation pages. I hope you can join the other learners and speakers and take advantage of this opportunity to speak Klingon with others even if it's just some of the basic sentences.

https://www.kli.org/activities/qepmey/qepa-chamah-sochdich/

January 6, 2020

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

I didn't start the Klingon yet, but it sounds very Hebrew to me "qepa-chamah-sochdich"

What do you do when you meet?


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

Check out the website. There is a description and also last year's full schedule.


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

I can't be here... :( Try to take some videos/photos to share with us. ;)


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

HISlaH and HIja' are perfect synonyms with no difference in meaning or usage. Outside of this course, many speakers prefer to use HIja', but this course decided to only teach one and teach only HISlaH. Eventually students of the language will be exposed to and learn the alternative version in interactions with other Klingon speakers.


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

Just to add an additional thought on this, I've come to prefer HISlaH over HIja' because HIja' is a homonym in Klingon, as so many words/phrases are, and also means "Tell me". HISlaH is also a homonym, which can mean something like "It can be compressed", but since "Tell me." will probably occur in common conversation much more commonly, I like avoiding the more common homonym cross up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rachel599395

I just let my bro use my account so i speak spanish he speaks kligon (it's so weird)


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

Yeah I'd rather have a real language tbh


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

djsslotter, fortunately know one's forcing you to study it (or comment on it). But thanks for playing. Please have a good time with those languages you'd rather study!


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

DISvam jIghoSqa'! vIloSlaHbe'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackDunne5

I would like to come but I am away those days.


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

I noticed below that people compare the sound of Klingon to Hebrew. When I mentioned wanting to learn Klingon to a friend, he spoke some sentences that sound very Klingon, and told me it was Armenian. More gnarly and compressed than Hebrew.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JAMESMEACH2

I won't be able to make it, and am just starting Klingon, but thanks for the offer


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

There are beginner lessons every morning and lots of chances to get one-on-one support and practice tailored to your level. So this is a great oportunity for beginners. The fact that you are just starting is even more reason to go. But I certainly understand that there are many things that could interfere in that desire and I certainly don't blame anyone for putting the needs of real life over this hobby. Maybe you'll be able to join us next year.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christophe732860

Do we know if the current situation is going to cause issues with this event?


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

There is currently no plan to make any changes. We will have to see how the situation develops. If, come July, flights are still flying, the hotel is still open, and Indiana is still allowing groups of under 100 to meet, then we should be good to go.

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