S vetlh
vex ] / [ vex ]
Klingon letters:

1. cockroach

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word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: vetlhmey


The Klingon Dictionary p. 112

2. that
word type: Type 4 noun suffix, TKD chapter 3.3.4.


The Klingon Dictionary p. 26

Canon examples

Dochvetlh DIlmeH Huch 'ar DaneH?
How much do you want for that? (TKD p. 171)

naDev Dochvetlh qem.
Bring that here! (PK)

HurDaq tu'HomI'raHvetlh yIlan.
Get that piece of junk out of here! (KCD)

Expanded examples

ghIq chalDaq HovDaq SIq qeylIS 'ej jatlh pa' DaqHomvetlh wovDaq HInej
Then Kahless pointed to a star in the sky and said, "Look for me there... on that point of light".
(Phrase written in pIqaD on the sarcophagus plinth in ep. 1.01 of Star Trek: Discovery.)


vam this

More Information

Marc Okrand said that if there would be any animal that survives into the future, it would definitely be the cockroach, because they seem to survive everything. That's why it's in the list.
(Marc Okrand to Lieven L. Litaer in summer 2019)

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Created: 17 Sep 2019, by KlingonTeacher

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