A Quick Reference to Numbers in Klingon
The basic numbers 1–9 may take a number-forming element to form a higher number such as wa’vatlh (one hundred) or cha’vatlh wejmaH loS (two hundred thirty four). When a number is used to modify a noun, that noun does not have to take a plural suffix (it is never mandatory, and plurality in clearly indicated anyway).
Numbers preceding a noun it is used for counting (e.g. cha’ Duj two vessels), numbers following is used for numbering (e.g. Duj cha’ vessel number two). Numbers may also stand alone and serve as nouns in their own right (e.g wa’ yIHoH Kill one (of them)!). [TKD 5.2]
|-DIch||ordinal (follows the noun)||i.e. ”first”, ”second”, ”third” etc.|
|-logh||repetitions (becomes adverb)||i.e. ”once”, ”twice”, ”three times” etc.|
When -DIch is used it always follows the noun in modifies (e.g. Duj cha’DIch second vessel).
Adding -logh turns the number into an adverbial that is placed in front of the entire object–verb–subject construction (e.g wa’logh qalegh I saw you once), or be placed between the object and the verb if the object noun is topicalized with -’e’. (yaS’e’ cha’logh Dabachpu’ You shot the OFFICER twice.) [TKD 5.2, 5.4, TKDa 6.7]