[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: moHaq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 26 07:33:47 PDT 2022

Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, September 25, 2022

Klingon word: 	moHaq
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	prefix

(KGT 172):  Klingon grammarians refer to the rule that governs the use of pronominal prefixes as the rule of {rom} (literally, accord). Grammarians of Federation Standard and many Earth languages call the phenomenon agreement. Thus, in the case of Klingon, the prefix used must "agree" with the noun to which it refers; if the object noun is plural, for example, the prefix must be one that is  used with plural objects. Agreeing is not a trait typically associated with Klingon nature, however, and apparently, at least under certain circumstances, this may extend to grammar as well.

(Okrand to charghwI', HQ 7.4 [Dec. 1998]):  The other tricky thing is some people say you can put any prefix on any verb. I suppose that you can, but just because you can doesn't mean that you should.

Alphabetical order:  i.e. the /H/ in {moHaq} (prefix) comes first, then the /j/ from {mojaq} (suffix)  [from Qov?]

mojaq 		suffix (n)
mojaQ 		suffix (n)
   - the difference between the two is unknown (e.g. one for verb suffixes, one for noun suffixes??)

wot		verb (n)
DIp		noun (n)
lIw mu’ 		pronoun (n)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary or notes from the last 
    year or two. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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