[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tIng

Felix Malmenbeck felixm at kth.se
Tue Mar 9 04:42:54 PST 2021

I'm not aware of any such rule. Perhaps the confusion is with the rule that you can't put a Type-5 noun suffix on any non-final noun in a noun compound?

There is at least one canonical example of a locative -Daq nested within another:

{tlhIngan juHqo'Daq tlhIng yoSDaq 'oH toQDuj chenmoHlu'meH Daq wa'DIch'e'.}

"1st Construction Site: The Kling District, Klingon Home World"

Source: Klingon BoP poster


{tlhIngan juHqo'Daq tlhIng yoSDaq} probably isn't seen as one 4-noun compound that forms a single locative, but rather two 2-noun compounds forming two locatives, one of which is more specific than the other.

(Granted, this poster also violates the rule mentioned above, by describing "wing lights" as {telDaq wovmoHwI'mey}. That might be explained as a shorthand used for labeling purposes, though.)


From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> on behalf of mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tIng

> Didn't we decide a while back that you
> couldn't do that, though? Perhaps
> I'm misremembering, but I remember
> there being a whole argument about
> how you couldn't have two nouns with {-
> Daq} in a row.

Wow.. Hold on there. Who the jay' said that and based on what Ca'Non?

Who said I can't say {'elaDya'Daq bIQ'a' vengDaq jIHtaH} for "I'm at Greece at a sea city"?

~ Dana'an
lIloS bep scribes pharisees je QaqwI'pu'
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