Noun Suffixes

Noun suffixes are attached to nouns only.

Noun suffix types

There are five suffix types. Their order must be followed and cannot be changed(1).

Type Sort Suffixes
1 Size/Importance -'a', -Hom, -oy
2 Number -pu', -Du', -mey
3 Qualification -Hey, -qoq, -na'
4 Possession/Specification -wIj, -lIj, -vam, -vetlh
5 Syntactic Markers -Daq, -vo', -mo', -vaD, -'e'

Example

TKD gives one example including all five suffixes, which can help you remember the order very easily:

due to your apparently minor mistakes (2)
QaghHommeyHeylIjmo'

Syllable Qagh -Hom -mey -Hey -lIj -mo'
Type Noun Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5
Translation mistake small plural apparent your because

See also

References

1 : The Klingon Dictionary chapter 3.3, p. 20-31

2 : The Klingon Dictionary, p. 29

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