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3.3.3

Type 3 noun suffixes

Type 3 noun suffixes, add qualification to the noun, and can only be attached to nouns:

Overview

There are three suffixes of this type, which all show how sure the speaker is about what he is talking about.
Suffix meaning
-qoq so-called
-Hey apparent
-na' definite

Details

so-called

This suffixe -qoq indicates that the speakers is speaking ironically, knowing that the word he is using is actually wrong or fake. The suffix is a homonym with the word for "robot" qoq, but that is only a coincidence. The KLI used this wordplay on their T-shirt for the 17th qep'a' with the phrase qoqqoq QoQqoq je "So-called robot and so-called music".

apparent

definite

Other suffix types

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

Category: Grammar    Latest edit: 16 Apr 2017, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 07 Apr 2014 by RejutkaLupex
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