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Children's Songs In Klingon

After the Baby Beluga post John Farrier suggested that he might just switch to teaching his kids only Klingon songs.  What a great idea.  I am all for encouraging your kids to learn a second language.

I could only find one reference to a real Klingon lullaby. The Doctor on Star Trek Voyager called it "Sleep Little Warrior." ( You Tube Link )  The problem is the Doctor never sings the actual song.  But, don't worry I did find a great website that lists a bunch of songs in Klingon.  They even have the lyrics for a few children's songs.  Below is a sampling of what they offer:

Row, row, row your boat or I should say ro' ro' ylbot

toghmeH bom a counting song for the number 0 to 9

There Was an Old Lady Who Swollowed a Fly or  yIH ghupbogh be' qan

I don't speak Klingon so I can't verify the accuracy of their translations, but these people seem like pretty serious scholars so I am just going to trust them.


You Tube Link

Oh, and I am pretty sure this little one already knows lots of Klingon lullabys.

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All of those are indeed accurate, with the qualification that ro' ro' ro' yIbot is not really a translation, but a phonetic approximation with a rather amusing alternative meaning.
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