S wejHa'
wej.'haz ] / [ wej.'haz ]
Klingon letters:
wejhaz
Handwritten:
wejhaz

already

word type: adverbial, TKD chapter 5.4.
This adverbial is made of the parts wej and Ha'.

Source

qepHom Saarbrücken 2020
See new words released at qepHom'a' 2020

Opposite

wej not yet

More Information

already, means something along the lines of "before now" or "as of now." It doesn't have to be "now" (meaning the time of speaking), of course, so maybe a better (though more awkward) characterization is something like "before or as of a time referenced in the sentence or context." wejHa' doesn't totally match up with English "already." It does not carry the connotation of impatience or exasperation expressed by "already" in "Stop already with the fidgeting".

(qepHom 2020)

This word was discussed during Jack Bradley's tanslation work for his novel cha' monmey. That message from Okrand contained more details on the word wejHa':

wejHa' is an adverbial meaning "before now" or "as of now." It doesn't have to be "now" (meaning the time of speaking), of course, so maybe a better (though more awkward) characterization is something like "before or as of a time referenced in the sentence or context."

I've already bought food ("already" referencing now, the time of speaking)

By 6:00 p.m., I'd already bought food ("already" referencing a time established in the sentence or context)

I suppose "already" is a good short gloss.

As with "already," I think you'd use wejHa' if you intend to explicitly indicate a change of state or change of conditions. For example, "already" in I have to leave because it's already dark implies not only that it's dark now, but that the change from light to dark is somehow relevant — it's become dark, it's no longer not dark (perhaps it got dark sooner than expected or desired or while nobody was paying attention to the time or something like that). The sentence means more than just "I have to leave because it is dark now."

But wejHa' doesn't totally match up with English "already." wejHa' does not carry the connotation of impatience or exasperation expressed by "already" in Stop already with the fidgeting.

wejHa' and -pu' can be (but don't have to be) used together. And it's subtle.

(Message from Jack Bradley, published at the mailing list Dec 16, 2020)

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Definition of {wejHa'}
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https://klingon.wiki/Word/WejHa-
Retrieved 03 Dec 2022

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Latest edit: 16 Dec 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 16 Dec 2020, by KlingonTeacher

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