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  5. "jIQallaH."


Translation:I can swim.

September 5, 2018



The audio for this right now is truncated to just laH. I have rerecorded, but it may take some time to propagate. Thanks for the report.


so...no modal verb for can??


In Klingon it's a suffix that attaches to the main verb and not a separate verb. We see something similar with the suffix -nIS "must". There are no modal or auxiliary verbs in Klingon.


Klingon does have at least one auxiliary verb: to express intentional completion with a sense of finality, add rIntaH to the end of the verb or sentence: De' je' rIntaH maghwI' or De' je' maghwI' rIntaH The traitor has purchased the information (and what's done is done).

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