What T’Kuvma actually said in the trailer

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Following up What is T’Kuvma saying in the trailer?, a transcript of the Klingon of Episode 1 of Star Trek: Discovery is now up. (I’m a little surprised it’s up as a Facebook document, but I guess the world has moved on.)

So how did I do?

Me: Donatu vaghDaq DIvI’ wIlulpu’, ’a qaSpa’ (?) veS poHvetlh …
Correct: Do’natu vaghDaq DIvI’ wIlulpu’ ‘a qaStaHvIS poH veb mayonchoHchu’pu’.
We have become complacent in the time since we last battled the Federation at Donatu V.
Me, Literal: We battled the Federation at Donatu V, but before the time of that war…
Correct, Literal: We battled the Federation at Donatu V, but while the following time was occurring (= during the ensuing time) we have started to become completely contented…

Me: mapIm neH (?) maH ’e’ luQaw’meH ghoS chaH
Correct: mapIm ngIq maH ’e’ luQaw’meH ghoS chaH
They come to destroy our individuality.
Me, Literal: They come to destroy the fact that we, we are just (?) different.
Correct, Literal: They come to destroy the fact that we individually are different.

 

DevwI’’a’pu’ Hov tIbejchoH
Great leaders, look to the stars.

 

pawpu’ Sanmaj
Our destiny has arrived.

 

baH
Fire!

 

Me: may’ luqolthbogh wInobmeH, matay’taHvIS maQamrup’’a’?
Correct: may’ luqolthbogh DInobmeH, matay’taHvIS maQamrup’’a’?
Shall we rise up together, and give the fight they deserve?
Me, Literal: In order to give the fight they deserve, are we prepared to stand while being together?
Correct, Literal: In order to give them the fight they deserve, are we prepared to stand while being together?

… Fricking prosthetic teeth…

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