S yay
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1. victory, triumph

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: yaymey


The Klingon Dictionary p. 114

Canon examples

potlhbe'chugh yay qatlh pe''eghlu']]?
If winning is not important, then why keep score? (TKW p. 135)

noH ghoblu'DI' yay quv law' Hoch quv puS.
In war there is nothing more honorable than victory. (TKW p. 179)

yay 'oS bey. 'IQ pagh.
This yell is victorious in nature, rather than mournful... (SB #31)

The verb connected with yay is chav:

yay chavlu' 'e' bajnISlu'.
Victory must be earned. (TKW p. 125)

noH QapmeH wo' Qaw'lu'chugh yay chavbe'lu'.
Destroying an empire to win a war is no victory. (TKW p. 211)

qIbDaq Hoch Hovtay'mey bocharghchugh, yay bochav.
Victory shall be yours if you conquer the systems within the Galaxy. (MKE)

Derived and related words

yay mIr winning streak
yay SubmaH frequency of victories

2. scribbles, doodle
word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: yaymey


The Little Prince
The request for this word was: "drawing"  [note]

More Information

If you were victorious, but just barely made it at the last minute or something like that, you could say tey yay.) (qep'a' 2017)

yay is also the pronunciation (not the name) of the letter y. (Marc Okrand at qep'a' 2009, see Alphabet)

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