Klingon/Grammar/Plurals

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Plurals in Klingon are a bit more complicated than in English. There are no less than three endings for plurals. However, everything is still quite simple - except for the dreaded irregular nouns.

What does plural mean?[edit]

A plural is a word that shows there is more than one thing being talked about. E.g. - 'dogs' is plural; there must be more than one dog being talked about (you wouldn't say 'one dogs').

Words to learn[edit]

be'Hom - girl

mIn - eye

yan - sword

peng - torpedo

pu'[edit]

pu' is the suffix used for beings capable of using language. So the plural of be'Hom (girl) is be'Hompu' (girls).

Du'[edit]

Du' is the suffix used for body parts. So the plural of mIn (eyes)is mInDu'. Click here for a list of body parts.

mey[edit]

mey is the plural suffix for everything else. The plural of yan (sword) is yanmey (swords).

Irregular nouns[edit]

Some plurals are completely different to the singular word. Sorry - you'll just have to learn these. For, example, the plural of peng (torpedo) is cha.

Click here for a list of some irregular nouns.