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Haiku

A Haiku is a Japanese verse in three lines. Line one has 5 syllables, line two has 7 syllables and line three has 5 syllables. Haiku is a mood poem and it doesn't use any metaphors or similes, and does not have to rhyme.

Klingon Haiku poems

A page on the forum of Duolingo has once started a Haiku Contest. Klingonist Michael Lubetsky had contributed one poem, but admitted that he was not so experienced in Klingon at that time, having started to learn only one week before. (1)

jagh DungDaq QamtaH He is standing over his enemy
ghopDaq 'oHtaH betleH'e' A bat'leth is in his hands
tlhIngan SuvwI' Dun! A great Klingon warrior!

Klingon Haiku on Facebook

On April 30, 2018, members of the Facebook group "Learn Klingon" contributed several poems of this kind, in a contest initiated by Aurélie Demonchaux (2):

Written by Aurélie Demonchaux, France:
DorDI' pov ghun muD
magh SuDDaq yItlu'taHvIS
SuSDaq 'al Suntay'
 
Written by Jeremy Cowan:
Hop por Doq qImroq
DaH qaS SuDbogh Dochmey poH
tlhIngan Hol mu'ghom
 
Written by Jeremy Silver:
qImroq tuj maghmey;
ratlhlaw'taH Dochmeyvam neH,
najpu'DI' SuvwI'.
 
logh'e'; tInqu'. bIr.
bogh qIbmey, wovchoH, vaj Hegh,
qaStaHvIS bov law'.
 
Written by Felix Malmenbeck, Sweden:
jul luleghlaHbe' Even at night
qul luDechbogh mI'wI'pu' sunlight blesses
'ach tujDaj lujem O, bonfire!
 
Written by Sally Leitch-Devlin:
muHIvqu'rupbej The Romulans are
romuluSnganpu'na'. really attacking me.
jol yIchu', Scotty. Beam me up, Scotty.
 
Written by Andrew Miller:
juH qach yot ghew Qup Young bugs invade homes,
'ach QISmaS Sor mIllogh cha' But pictures of Christmas trees
qa'vIn HIvje'wIj Deck my coffee mug.
 
Written by Axel Krustofski:
ngay' batlh je vIlegh. I see glory and honour.
lurDech quH je vIleghlaH. I can see tradition and heritage.
tlhInganpu' vIlegh! I see Klingons!
 
Written by Isawo Tsukada, Japan:
'IHmo' DaHjaj maS
jIQongbe'qang vIneHbej
HIq vIqangqangta'

See also

  • Do not confuse this with Hangul, the Korean writing system

References

1 : Forum on duolingo, retrieved May 1, 2018

2 : Message in the group "Learn Klingon" of 30 April 2018

External links

Category: Appearance    Latest edit: 01 May 2018, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 01 May 2018 by KlingonTeacher



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