Lesson 6 – introducing verb prefix bI-:
Today we are going to learn how to make simple compliments in Klingon!
So let's start with an example:
bI'IH = you are beautiful
This breaks down into 2 parts:
prefix + verb
prefix bI- = you--no object
bI- is used whenever the subject is the singular you and there is no object.
In this regard it is quite similar to jI- in the way it is used.
Thus we can also have:
bIHagh = you laugh
bIHaD = you study
bIvum = you work
verb 'IH = be beautiful, handsome
'IH is a stative verb describing a quality.
Stative verbs always take a prefix indicating “no object”. In lesson 4, it was jI- (I--no object).
Here, to make compliments, we will thus use:
Now let's make some compliments! Here are a few verbs you can use:
|val = be clever, be smart||HoS = be strong||qu' = be fierce|
|Dun = be wonderful, great||po' = be skilled||yoH = be brave|
|matlh = be loyal||jaq = be bold||le' = be exceptional|
Prepared by Aurélie Demonchaux (ghItlhjaj)