Skip to content

So, you think we missed something?

The clever reader may have noted a pattern among the phrases which are commands in the phrase-list, that commands given to one person start with yI- and commands given to more than one person replace that with pe-. The cleverer reader may have noticed that no such annotation exists for lojmIt yIpoSmoH and suspect that the Humble Author was caught napping. Fear not, I would not so mislead you. As it works out, the pe- prefix is for commands given to more than one person only when there is no direct object of the verb. In lojmIt yIpoSmoH, we must use the prefix which is appropriate to a singular third-person object, which is the same for one person or many: yI-. But I’m glad you were thinking!

This page was last modified on January 28, 2015 and is managed by:

The Klingon Language Institute is a nonprofit corporation and exists to facilitate the scholarly exploration of the Klingon language and culture. Klingon, Star Trek, and all related marks are Copyrights and Trademarks of Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Klingon Language Institute Authorized User.