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The language of the spirit

Elizabeth Lawrence ( [KLI Member]

I seem to recall a note somewhere that for qa' (spirit) one uses the possessives and pluralizers indicating a language user.  I assume that yab (mind, brain) refers more to the physical organ than it does to the English nonphysical concept of mind, and therefore would not only not use the language suffixes, but would never be used to refer to any sort of sense of self as the English word can.  However, in a poetic context, I was wondering if it might be acceptable to use these suffixes when referring to batlh (honor) given the Klingon propensity for nearly personifying it.

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