TKD
chapter
3.3

Noun Suffixes

Noun suffixes are attached to nouns only.

Noun suffix types

There are five suffix types. Their order must be followed and cannot be changed(1).

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'

Example

TKD gives one example including all five suffixes, which can help you remember the order very easily:

due to your apparently minor mistakes (2)
QaghHommeyHeylIjmo'

Syllable Qagh -Hom -mey -Hey -lIj -mo'
Type Noun Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5
Translation mistake small plural apparent your because

See also

References

1 : The Klingon Dictionary chapter 3.3, p. 20-31

2 : The Klingon Dictionary, p. 29

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