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Re: chotwI'/mang

From: "Stephan Schneider" <>
> ok, so /naDev/ is no adverbial, but it can be something "similar". so
> it seems to me that /naDev/ is a locative (besides of being a noun),
> and therefore a chuv anyawy. is /naDev/ a locative header?

(Minor note: as far as we know, /chuv/ is a verb meaning "be left over."
There is no known noun /chuv/, but there is a noun /chuvmey/ "leftovers.")

/naDev/ isn't a locative noun in and of itself, at least as TKD uses the
term; its place in the sentence indicates whether it is one or not.  If it's
not a subject or object, then it's probably acting as a locative.

naDev Dochvetlh yIqem.
Bring that thing here.
(/naDev/ is a locative.)

Del naDev.
This place is borning ("Here is boring").
(/naDev/ is not a locative.)

Locatives are usually nouns.  (I can't currently think of any that aren't.)
But "locative" isn't a part of Klingon speech like noun, verb, and
"everything else."  You can't say /naDev/ is both noun and an "everything
else"; it's a noun that happens to mean "here."

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