A Quick Reference to Locations in Klingon

In the English language places are indicated with adverbs and/or prepositions, this is not the case in Klingon however (which do not have any prepositions). To express locative concepts in Klingon one mostly make use of one of the following Type 5 noun suffixes:

-Daqlocative (n)[TKD 3.3.5]
-vo’from (n)[TKD 3.3.5]

-Daq is used to express that something takes place in the vicinity of, inside, or in the direction towards a noun. While -vo’ indicates that something is going in a direction away from the noun. E.g.

Duj­wIjDaq jIH­taHI’m in my ship.
juH­wIjDaq jIH­taHI’m at my home.
juH­wIjDaq jI­jaHI’m going to my home.
juH­wIjvo’ jI­jaHI’m going away from my home.

Klingon uses nouns to express more complex spatial relationships (these words are adverbs in English) this means that for example the word Dat should be interpreted as something like the everwhere place or all places. And a phase like Dat qa­legh (meaning I see you everywhere) is literally I see you in all places. Likewise poS­wIj­Daq qa­legh (meaning I see you to my left) is literally I see you in my left area.

These nouns never take the -Daq suffix. [TKD 3.3.5]
Dateverywhere, all places  (n)
na­Devhere, hereabouts  (n)
pa’there, over there, thereabouts  (n)

Here’s a list of some location nouns in Klingon:

voghsomewhere (n)[TKD]
nIHright (side) (n)[TKD]
poSleft (side) (n)[TKD]
tlhopfront, area in front of (n)[KGT]
’embehind, area behind (n)[KGT]
Dungarea above, area overhead (n)[TKD]
bIngarea below, area under (n)[TKD]
retlharea beside, area next to (n)[TKD]
jojarea between (n)[KGT]
qoDinside, interior (n)[KGT]
Huroutside (n)[TKD]

And, finally, these are verbs to describe size and position of objects:

yoybe upside down (v)[TKD]
ngaScontain (have inside) (v)[TKD]
Sumbe near, be nearby (v)[KGT]
Hopbe remote, be far (v)[TKD]
tInbe big (v)[TKD]
machbe small (v)[TKD]
tIqbe long, lengthy (of an object) (v)[TKD]
runbe short (in stature) (v)[KGT]

And that concludes this quick reference to locations in Klingon.