S qelpIngan
kel.'pi.fan ] / [ kel.'pi.fan ]
Klingon letters:
kelpifan
Handwritten:
kelpifan

Kelpien (person)

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: qelpInganpu' (beings capable of language)

Source

qepHom Saarbrücken 2019
See new words released at qepHom'a' 2019

More Information

Kelpiens come from a planet called Kaminar. Maybe long, long ago they lived in a place called Kelpia or something like that, but, as far as I know (unless there's a detail in Discovery that I missed), we have no reason to assume that "Kelpien" is based on a place name. -ngan is generally translated "people of" or something like that, but it's used more generally just to indicate a group of beings (people, whatever), not necessarily beings from a specific place. Thus:

In addition to that, qelpIya'ngan is like Denebian, where we have both DenIbngan and DenIbya'ngan; that is, there are two acceptable ways to refer to Kelpiens.

(qepHom 2019, p. 19)

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Latest edit: 26 Jan 2022, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 04 Aug 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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