DaHjaj Hol 110922 – endearment #tlhIngan #tlh

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Hello, and welcome. You’re listening to DaHjaj Hol, your daily dose of Klingon language. I’m your host, Lawrence Schoen.

Today’s suffix is of the Type 1 Noun variety. It’s –oy. O, Y. Adding –oy to a noun denotes endearment and familiarity. This can be interesting in itself, but this suffix is also noteworthy as the only suffix in Klingon that begins with a vowel. The use of the suffix will be instantly clear with a few examples.

yatlhqa’ SoSoy
mommy is pregnant again

vavoywI’ Duj wItlhap
we took my daddy’s ship

muwIv be’naloylI’
your wifey chose me

You might want to see how many of the nouns you already know can take this suffix. You might want to go right off and try that now. Some will work. Some will seem too “cutesy.” Some just won’t make any sense at all. All three outcomes have value to your expanding command of Klingon vocabulary and grammar. If you don’t see that, you might want to reflect on that as well. The answer will open worlds for you. qo’mey poSmoH Hol.


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