[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pab buv

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri May 4 08:20:46 PDT 2018

Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, May 04, 2018

Klingon word: pab buv
Part of speech: noun
Definition: part of speech
Source: Email from De'vID

(De'vID < MO, 2/17/2018):  {pab buv} is good for "part of speech". 

pab  		grammar (n)
buv  		classification (n)

(TKD p.51) :  By far the bulk of Klingon words are nouns and verbs.  There are a few others which, probably as an expedient, Klingon grammarians lump together in a group called {chuvmey} "leftovers".  It is possible to classify the{ chuvmey} somewhat.

 (Captain Krankor, "'Iv and nuq as Pronouns", "The Grammarian's Desk", HQ [issue?]: p.24-25):  Remember, categories such as pronoun, question word, adverbial, and the like are convenient classification added by Terran scholars. Klingon grammarians classify all such words as {chuvmey}, leftovers. 

DIp 		noun (n)
wot 		verb (n)
chuvmey 	leftovers (n)

mI'  		number (n)
moHaq 	prefix (n)
mojaq 		suffix (n)
mojaQ  		suffix (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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