Monday, December 24, 2007

A very geeky Christmas- part 11- Klingon Christmas carols...

Just so you know, the University of Saint Paul, Minnesota did s complete adaptation of "a Christmas Carol" in Klingon this year... But in the pots title, I really mean Christmas Carols that Klingons would sing.

The Klingon Christmas Song
("Chestnuts roasting on an open fire....")

Phasers flashing in the depths of space,
Ripping up an airtight hull;
Signs of fear on you enemy's face,
And life-support signs reading null!
Ev'rybody knows a Romulan's a spineless foe
Who lacks the Klingon will to fight!
Phaser beams set his torso aglow --
He'll find it hard to breathe tonight!

He knows that Gowron's on his way
And soon he'll be the object of the verb "to slay"!
And ev'ry slinking Rom and Pakled spy
Will soon be the subject of the verb "to die"!

And so, I'm offering this simple threat
To Feds, and all those Cardies, too:
You'll be as dead as a life-form can get --
Merry Christmas to you!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Klingon Beast of Burden
Translated by Nick Nicholas

ghIch Doq ghaj wa' 'er *ru'Dov*.
bochqu' ghIchDaj 'e' vIDIS.
chaq 'ervam leghchugh neH vay',
"wewqu' ghIchvam" jatlhu'nIS.
HaghtaH 'ej reH luvaqtaH
'ermey latlh Hoch, bejtaHDI'.
'er Quj vay' jeS-choH *ru'Dov*,
chIch reH 'e' lu-tuch naSwI'!

qaSSI' *QISmaS* 'eng ram nung,
'a jatlh *SantatlhoS*:
"ghIch wewqu'wI' ru'DovwIj,
DujwIj'e' DaHjaj HIchIj!"

tugh jupDaj DachoH 'ermey.
Quchqu'choH 'ej jach 'er Hoch:
"ghIch Doq Daghajbogh *ru'Dov*,
quv'a'lIj'e' not wItlhoch!"

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