Type 5 noun suffixes

Type 5 noun suffixes are syntactic markers, and can only be attached to nouns:

Suffix meaning
-Daq locative
-vo' from
-mo' due to, because of
-vaD for, intended for
-'e' topic

Examples

A noun marked with a type 5 suffix is placed at the beginning of a clause, but not necessarily at the beginning of a sentence. A noun marked with -Daq, -vaD, or -vo' can not be the subject or object of a verb, so it has to go before the object-verb-subject phrase:

[bIQongtaHvIS,] Duj ngo'Daq taj vIjejlI'moH.
[While you were sleeping,] I was sharpening the knives on the old ship.

[vavwI' wISuchpa',] mIvlIj QIpvo' bo yIteq.
[Before we visit my father,] remove the feather from your stupid helmet.

[Sogh jIb chIplu'DI',] be'nI' mIpvaD yIlIH.
[As soon as the lieutenant gets her hair trimmed,] introduce her to your rich sister.

See also

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: 28 Dec 2016, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 07 Apr 2014 by RejutkaLupex
History: r10 < r9 < r8 < r7 - View wiki text



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