Hamlet Excerpt

On this page you will find two excepts from the Earthlings - Ugly Bags of Mostly Water documentary about the Klingon language. They are both clips of Andrew Strader, one of the translaters of the Klingon Hamlet, reading the Hamlet solliquy from Act 3 Scene 1. I decided to add subtitle tracks to these videos because they are both great examples of extended spoken Klingon and can, hopefully, help the viewer with Klingon oral comprehension.

I did not create the orginal video, nor am I attached to the producers of the film. These clips are presented for educational purposes only. If you find these clips useful, please buy the DVD. It's a great documentary that needs more publicity.

Update: Since this page was originally created, the Earthlings website has gone offline and the DVD is almost impossible to find. If you know of a place to buy it, or know how to get into contact with the creators, please send me the information. - qurgh

taH pagh taHbe'. DaH mu'tlheghvam vIqelnIS.
quv'a', yabDaq San vaQ cha, pu' je SIQDI'?
pagh, Seng bIQ'a'Hey SuvmeH nuHmey SuqDI',
'ej, Suvmo', rInmoHDI'? Hegh. Qong --- Qong neH ---
'ej QongDI', tIq 'oy', wa'SanID Daw''e' je
cho'nISbogh porghDaj rInmoHlaH net Har.
yIn mevbogh mIwvam'e' wIruchqangbej.
Hegh. Qong. QongDI' chaq naj. toH, waQlaw' ghu'vam!
HeghDaq maQongtaHvIS, tugh vay' wInajlaH,
volchaHmajvo' jubbe'wI' bep wIwoDDI';
'e' wIqelDI', maHeDnIS.

mayHa'taH HI';
Dochchu' HemwI'; ruv mImlu'; tIchrup patlh;
'oy'moH muSHa'ghach 'Il vuvHa'lu'bogh;
quvwI'pu' tuv quvHa'moH quvHa'wI'pu';
qatlh Hochvam lajqang vay'? wa' taj neH lo'DI',
Qu'Daj Qatlh qIllaH ghaH! tep qengqang 'Iv?
Doy'moHmo' yInDaj, bepmeH bechqang 'Iv,
mISbe'chugh neHtaHghach, ghaH ghIjmo' DuHvam:
Hegh tlha' vay': Hegh tlha' qo''e' tu'bogh pagh.
not chegh lengwI'ma', qo'vetlh veHmey 'elDI'.
vaj Seng DIghajbogh, lajtaHmeH qaq law';
latlh DISovbe'bogh, ghoSchoHmeH qaq puS.