"Our mother's sister's husband and our mother's brother's wife are our mother's in-laws."
Translation:SoSma' 'e'nalpu' chaH 'IrneHnalma''e' me'nalma''e' je.
Nice summary family tree, thank you, kahless! I'm going to save and study this. I can foresee the kinship terms being confusing for some time to come, what with all the -nals and -nIs and loDs and be's in various combinations. I can hardly wait for the fingers and toes ... !
The, cousins? are especially interesting to me here, mostly because they are not taught in this course. But I am a bit confused by, "Cousin/niece/nephew." I would have expected, "Cousin/male Cousin/female Cousin." Unless a cousin is always "just" a cousin, and the loD/be' forms ARE nephews and nieces, just like it says.
Klingon doesn't distinguish between cousins, nephews, and nieces; it distinguishes between parallel and cross cousins/nephews/nieces.
For example, a lorloD is a male cross cousin (mother's brother's son, father's sister's son) or a cross nephew (man's sister's son, woman's brother's son) -- the important thing being not so much the generation (same as ego or one higher) but the fact that a "cross" relationship is involved (the female sibling of a male person or the male sibling of a female person).
Meanwhile, a tey'be' is a female parallel cousin (mother's sister's daughter, father's brother's daughter) or a parallel niece (man's brother's daughter, woman's sister's daughter).
The loD and be' can be added to indicate whether the cousin or the nibling (nephew/niece) is male or female. It doesn't affect whether loD or tey' means "cousin" or "nibling", though, since Klingon doesn't make this difference.