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Re: Klingon WOTD: puqnI'be' (noun)

Steven Boozer ([email protected])

>This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Thursday, November 17, 2005.
>Category: People
>Klingon word:   puqnI'be'
>Part of Speech: noun
>Definition:     granddaughter

Never used in a sentence.

Cf. also {puqnI'} "grandchild" and {puqnI'loD} "grandson".

>Additional Notes:
>HolQeD 9:3 p. 8, {matlh jup mu'mey}.

Other kinship terms from that article are:

ghubDaQ - first-born child

lor - cousin (mother's brother's child or father's sister's child), niece 
or nephew (man's sister's child or woman's brother's child)

lorbe' - female cousin (mother's brother's daughter or father's sister's 
daughter), niece (man's sister's daughter or woman's brother's daughter)

lorloD - male cousin (mother's brother's son or father's sister's son), 
nephew (man's sister's son or woman's brother's son)

me' - aunt (mother's sister)

me'nal - aunt (mother's brother's wife)

tennuS - uncle (father's brother)

tennuSnal - uncle (father's sister's husband)

tey' - cousin (mother's sister's child or father's brother's child), niece 
or nephew (man's brother's child or woman's sister's child)

tey'be' - female cousin (mother's sister's child or father's brother's 
child), niece (man's brother's daughter or woman's sister's daughter)

tey'loD - male cousin (mother's sister's son or father's brother's son), 
nephew (man's brother's son or woman's sister's son)

tuqnIgh - member of one's house

vIn - cousin, niece or nephew (general term)

yur - distant cousin, niece or nephew (second cousin, grand-nephew, etc.)

'e'mam - aunt (father's sister)

'e'mamnal - aunt (father's brother's wife)

'e'nal - someone who married into the family

'IrneH - uncle (mother's brother)

'IrneHnal - uncle (mother's sister's husband)

naHQun has put useful charts of Klingon family relationships online:
    If you are male click here:

   If you are female click here:

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