Type 4 noun suffixes

Type 4 noun suffixes are demonstratives and possessives and can only be attached to nouns:

Most possessive suffixes have a form for use with beings capable of language, and a form for all other nouns.

Suffix meaning
-vam this/these
-vetlh that/those
-wIj my (non-language)
-wI' my (language)
-lIj your (singular; non-language)
-lI' your (singular; language)
-Daj his/her/its
-maj our (non-language)
-ma' our (language)
-raj your (plural; non-language)
-ra' your (plural; language)
-chaj their

Note that using a non-language suffix when referring to someone capable of language is highly insulting.


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'

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Category: Grammar    Latest edit: 28 Dec 2016, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 05 Mar 2014 by LieVen
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