Suffix types

There are a total of 15 types of suffixes, 10 verb suffixes and 5 noun suffixes. Unlike their counterpart, the prefix, they are attached at the end of the word they modify, but one must always keep the correct suffix type order(1). A change of suffix order is never permitted, no matter how you think it may change the meaning of a sentence. The result maybe ambiguous indeed. A difference of meaning can only be done by giving emphasis to a syllable.

Verb Suffixes

See main article verb suffixes

Type Sort Suffixes
1 Oneself/one another -chuq, -'egh
2 Volition/predisposition -nIS, -qang, -rup, -beH, -vIp
3 Change -choH, -qa'
4 Cause -moH
5 Indefinite subject/ability -lu', -laH
6 Qualification -chu', -bej, -ba', -law'
7 Aspect -pu', -ta', -taH, -lI'
8 Honorific -neS
9 Syntactic markers -DI', -chugh, -pa', -vIS, -mo', -bogh, -meH, -'a', -jaj, -wI', -ghach
R Rovers -Ha', -Qo', -be', -qu'

Noun Suffixes

See main article noun suffixes

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'

See also

References

1 : The Klingon Dictionary, p. 20

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