Locatives

box.png Locatives are words that indicate where something is located. In Klingon, these are all treated as nouns, so they can take suffixes depending on the use. Most of these nouns are translated as "area behind" and "area above" etc, but the word "area" is omitted in the following list for better readability.

Klingon Translation Notes
Hur outside
qoD inside
'em behind
tlhop in front of
retlh next to
joj between usually between two objects
bIng below
Dung above
nIH right side
poS left side
yor top (exterior) upper surface of a closed box
'aqroS top (interior) the underside of a top, like below a table
pIrmuS bottom (exterior) underside of an object
bIS'ub bottom (interior) inside bottom of a box or cup

Usage

These terms can either be used on their own, or describe the location relative to a noun. Usually they follow the nouns whose position they are indicating: "behind the door" = lojmIt 'em. It is also possible to use a pronoun instead of a noun. Using a possessive suffix instead of a pronoun will be understood, but is not the proper way and is described as the Sakrej dialect. (1)

Canon Examples

This example proves that one can attach a suffix to a locative noun:

HurDaq tu'HomIraHvetlh yIlan.
Get that piece of junk out of here! (Klingon CD)

See also

References

1 : Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, p. 24

Category: Grammar    Latest edit: 11 Apr 2017, by MarcZankl    Created: 25 Nov 2016 by KlingonTeacher
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