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  5. "SuvwI' maH!"

"SuvwI' maH!"

Translation:We are warriors!

March 30, 2019



Should this not be SuvwI'pu' rather than SuvwI'?

March 30, 2019


The plural markers are optional in Klingon. Thus, SuvwI' can mean one warrior or multiple warriors, but SuvwI'pu' can only mean multiple warriors. Usually context will make it clear, particularly some of the verb prefixes (or in this case, the pronoun acting as verb) can sometimes help to clarify.

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March 31, 2019


Thank you!

April 1, 2019
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