S naDev
na.'dev ] / [ na.'dev ]
Klingon letters:
nadev
Handwritten:
nadev

here, hereabouts

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: This word is probably not countable.

Source

The Klingon Dictionary p. 96
First used in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (see list)

Canon examples

meH, naDev qaS wanI' ramqu'.
Bridge, nothing happening here. (Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

naDev puqpu' tu'lu'.
there are children around here, someone/something finds children here (TKD p. 39)

naDev vay' DaSov'a'?
Do you know anyone here? (CK)

naDevvo' jIleghlaHchu'be'.
I can't see well from here. (CK)

More Information

It is worth noting at this point that the concepts expressed by the English adverbs "here, there," and "everywhere" are expressed by nouns in Klingon: naDev "hereabouts," pa' "thereabouts," Dat "everywhere." These words may perhaps be translated more literally as "area around here," "area over there," and "all places," respectively. Unlike other nouns, these three words are never followed by the locative suffix. (Note that pa' "thereabouts" and pa' "room" are identical in sound; pa'Daq however, can mean only "in/to the room.") (TKD p. 27)

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Latest edit: 28 Sep 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 18 Sep 2019, by KlingonTeacher

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