S ta' Hol
taz hol ] / [ taz hol ]
Klingon letters:
taz hol
taz hol

emperor's language

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: ta' Holmey
This noun is made of the parts ta' and Hol.


Klingon for the Galactic Traveler p. 182

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ta' Hol is "the standard version of modern Klingon" spoken by the current emperor. (KGT, p. 182)

Regardless of the leader's title, the leader's way of speaking is still considered the best. The term used for the standard dialect, however, harks back to the Emperors: ta' tlhIngan Hol (literally, "the Emperor's Klingon"), often shortened to ta' Hol ("Emperor's language"). It is appropriate to use these terms regardless of the official title of the leader of the Empire. (KGT, p. 15)

The current standard way of speaking, the ta' Hol, is the variety of Klingon associated with the First City on Kronos, and this is the form of the language taught to most non-Klingons, as if there were no other way to speak. (KGT, p. 15)

Because the dialect of the First City is the standard dialect, the ta' Hol, it is both customary and convenient to compare other dialects to it rather than to each other. This practice is retained in the discussions below. (KGT, p. 18)

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