S boqyIn
bok.'yin ] / [ bok.'yin ]
Klingon letters:
bokyin
Handwritten:
bokyin

symbiont

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: boqyInpu' (beings capable of language)
This noun is made of the parts boq and yIn.

Source

qep'a' 2020
See new words released at qep'a' 27
The request for this word was: "organism living in close physical association with another; parasites are a subtype"  [note]

More Information

This takes the plural -pu', because even if the symbiont does not have a mouth to speak, it still carries a person's mind capable of language. (All of that of course only when talking about Star Trek symbionts like the Trill.) Okrand made clear the definition is not capable of speech (i.e. having a mouth to speak), but capable of language, which is the capability to communicate in any way. If the symbiont part is regarded as a parasite, you might use -mey. (Q&A)

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Definition of {boqyIn}
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Retrieved 28 Jan 2023

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Latest edit: 29 Jul 2020, by WikiAdmin
Created: 28 Jul 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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