S vaw
v‚ ] / [ v‚ ]
Klingon letters:

be ambitious, determined, motivated

word type: verb used as adjective, TKD chapter 4.4.
Quality verbs are intransitive by nature.


qep'a' 2018
See new words released at qep'a' 25

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This refers to a person, not to an "ambitious task".

The difference between pIl and vaw, both defined as "be motivated", is as follows:
pIl is if something [or somebody] inspires you to do something. Something external makes you really want to do it. vaw is a character trait: you have determination and forbearance and ambition, but not necessarily inspired be something from the outside. If you say 'I wanna be like him', that's pIl. When I decide to do something and I carry it out to its conclusion, that's vaw."

(qepHom 2018 interview)

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