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Klingon WOTD: vIn (noun)

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This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Saturday, November 19, 2005.

Category: People

Klingon word:   vIn
Part of Speech: noun 
Definition:     cousin, niece, nephew 
Source: HQ (9:3 p8) 
Swedish: kusin, brorsdotter, systerdotter, brorson,

Additional Notes:
HolQeD 9:3 p. 8, {matlh jup mu'mey}.  {vIn}, in its plural form {vInpu'}, is used for a group consisting of at least one {tey'} and no one who is not a {lor} or a {tey'}.  Thus {vInpu'} may be translated "cousins, nieces, nephews."  If it's not a mixed group, then, of course, the plural forms of {lor} and {tey'} would be used ({lorpu'}, {tey'pu'}).  {vInpu'} might also be used if the speaker is unsure about the makeup of the group (but sure enough to know that {vInpu'} is a better choice than {yurpu'}.  The singular form, {vIn}, is also sometimes used in place of {lor} or {tey'} when focusing on the {vIn} as a member of a group of {vInpu'} as opposed to his or her specific relationship to the speaker.

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