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Re: cheese

> SopmeH Daq? In order the for the location to eat????
: "Place for eating."  Remember, verbs with /-meH/ can also modify nouns (TKD
: 6.2.4).
{SopmeH pa'} "dining room": Okrand commented on st.klingon (6/97):

  "(literally room in order to eat or room for eating, from {Sop} 'eat'
   plus {-meH} 'in order to') is a reasonable way to say 'eating room'
   or 'dining room'."

N.B. we also have {SopwI'pa'} "mess hall" from KGT.

Other examples of this useful pattern are:

{DevmeH paq} "guide(book)" TKW: {SuvwI' DevmeH paq} "A Warrior's Guide" is the
subtitle to "The Klingon Way"

{ghojmeH taj} "boy's knife" (i.e. "knife for learning") KCD

{ngongmeH Duj} "experimental ship" ("prototype"?) (SkyBox S33, untranslated on

{qa'meH vIttlhegh} (< {quvqa'meH vIttlhegh}) "replacement proverb" (HQ 5.1)

{chenmoHlu'meH Daq} "construction site" BOP

{HoS QaymeH 'och} "power transfer conduit" BOP

{Qapchu'meH 'aqroS chuq} "maximum effective range" BOP

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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