Names and Address

1. Names can be stated in a couple of ways: X-vaD Y ponglu' "X is called Y" (1); and X 'oH pongwIj'e' "X is my name"

Note: The word ponglu' is not actually part of the SkyBox text, but it is widely assumed to be the appropriate verb for this phrase.

2. The full form of address for a Klingon is wo'rIv, mogh puqloD, martaq tuq "Worf, son of Mogh, of the House of Martok". Except in the most formal circumstances, it is proper to address a Klingon by the first name only. (2)

3. Titles follow names, eg. tlha'a HoD "Captain Klaa" (3)

Geographical regions seem to follow this same formula, eg. Sa'Qej Sep "Sakrej Region" (4)

See also


1 : SkyBoxCards #27

2 : Klingon for the Galactic Traveler p.197; MSN 9/8/97

3 : Klingon for the Galactic Traveler p.5

4 : Klingon for the Galactic Traveler p.16

Category: Grammar    Latest edit: 20 Aug 2014, by George    Created: 11 Mar 2014 by KlingonTeacher
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