Translation:You walked.

March 18, 2018


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What does (sg.) refer to?


singular -- it means that you would use bIyIt (or other verbs with the bI- prefix) only when speaking to one person.

In English, "you" can be used when speaking to one person or to many people, but Klingon makes a difference.

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    What's the difference between bI and Da as suffixes? It looks like they both mean you but I'm not sure what's going on with then yet.


    In Klingon, the prefixes contain information about both the subject (who is doing the action) and the object (who the action is done to). The prefix bI- indicates that "you" are doing the action, but that there is no subject receiving the action. bISop "You eat (but not any specific thing)." The prefix Da- indicates that "you" are doing the action and doing it to something (but not to "me" or "us"). Soj DaSop "You eat food." By the way, the prefix for "you" doing something to "me" is cho- and for "you" doing something to "us" is ju-.

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