S Duj
duj ] / [ duj ]
Klingon letters:

1. ship, vessel

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: Dujmey


The Klingon Dictionary p. 85

Canon examples

veQDuj 'oH DujlIj'e'
Your ship is a garbage scow. (TKD, p. 171)

nIteb DujlIj yIchIj
Navigate your vessel alone. (TKD p. 63)

DujDaj HubtaHvIS Hegh 'e' tul Hoch tlhIngan
To die defending his ship is the hope of every Klingon. (TKW p. 74)

HIvmeH Duj So'lu'.
A ship cloaks in order to attack. (TKW p. 182)

Derived and related words

space ships:
DIvI'may'Duj federation battle cruiser
toDDuj rescue ship
toQDuj bird of prey class vessel
tongDuj freighter
tlharghDuj scout ship
veQDuj garbage scow

other vessels:
bIQ Duj ship, boat
ghew Duj helicopter (slang)
Hurgh Duj blimp, submarine
jIrwI' Duj helicopter (slang)
muD Duj airplane
puH Duj car
qam Do Duj bike
wa' rutlh qam Do Duj unicicle
weSjech ba'Suq Duj hot air balloon

2. instincts
word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: This word is probably not countable.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 85

Canon examples

Duj tIvoqtaH
Always trust your instincts. (TKD p. 171)
= grammatically treated as a plural of individual instincts

DujlIj yIvoq
Trust your instincts. (TKW p. 27)
= grammatically treated as a single bundle of instincts

More Information

  Regarding definition #2 – instincts:
Being defined with a plural term ("instincts"), it might seem that this word is inherently plural, but it's not:
The Klingon word for instincts is Duj, and it is grammatically correct to treat it as singular (a bundle or collection of instincts) or plural (individual instincts). (TKW, p. 27)

Marc Okrand repeated this in his answer to a request for a singular form:
Duj can be considered singular ("bundle of instincts") or plural ("individual instincts"), so Maltz assumed that this request is for "instinct" in the sense of (innate) talent, facility, aptitude, or skill in a particular area (as opposed to intuition or sixth sense or "gut" or whatever).

That word for this is re'lIng.

(qepHom 2021)

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