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New Klingon Words

New Klingon Words (not in the original lexicon)

The words listed here were revealed or expanded upon after the publication of The Klingon Dictionary and Klingon for the Galactic Traveler. This list was compiled and maintained for many years by Will Martin (a.k.a. charghwI'). It is now curated by Alan Anderson (a.k.a. ghunchu’wI’). Note that not all of these words are perfectly defined, and the list is subject to additions, deletions, and emendations as our knowledge increases. The choice of what words deserve to be included in this list is up to Alan. Send him suggestions for additional entries, realizing that only words from confirmed Okrand sources will be accepted, and the source must be cited. See the explanation at the bottom of this list for source abbreviation descriptions.

In order not to compete with Dr. Okrand’s income via royalties, the vocabulary of TKD and KGT will not be reproduced here. For a complete word list, combine this list with the ones in those two books.

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Qab
n
theragen [Appeared in TOS episode #63: The Tholian Web]
QaDmoHwI' DIr
n
towel
TN!LK
Qaj
n
type of animal with brown lips, kradge [{Qaj wuS rur} often used to indicate brown colored object.]
HolQeD v8n1p7
Qal
v
swim
TN!LK
Qap
v.t.
win (a competition) ["'To win' a competition is Qap. (If it's a decisive or particularly gratifying victory, they'd say Qapchu', even though that's a bit redundant.) In TKD, Qap is translated as 'succeed, work, function. To a Klingon, to win is to function perfectly.]
from Okrand's notes, HolQeD v2n4p18, TKW p211
Qaq
v
behave falsely honorably, behave in a falsely honorable manner [deception is implied]
HolQeD, v12n3p8
Qaw'
v
destroy [TKD erroneously lists this as a noun in both E-K and K-E word lists, but at the top of p49 it is described as a verb, not a noun. It is also used as a verb in TKW p211.]
TKD p49, TKW p211
Qay
n
sound of letter Q [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
Qay'
v
use the little toe
HolQeD v10n2p10
Qay'wI'
n
little toe, fifth toe
HolQeD v10n2p7
Qa'Hom
n
an animal (not a bird), like a Qa' but smaller [This does not make a ruckus at dawn, like the jajlo' Qa']
HolQeD v10n4p5
Qechjem
n
stem, stalk
qep'a' 23
Qechjem'a'
n
trunk (of tree)
qepHom 15
Qej
v
prize, treasure
Monopoly
Qem
v
holster, sheathe, pocket (weapon, tool, instrument) [Friends of Maltz: janSIy]
qep'a' 23
QemjIq
n
hole, hollow [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-02]
qepHom
Qenno'
n
pulp (of a plant)
qep'a' 23
Qep'It
n
any gas produced by a body
HolQeD, v12n4p8
QI
n
bridge (over a river) [Marc Okrand email to Qov August 2012]
misc
QID
v
wound
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
QIn
n
spear head, sharpened end of pencil [Likely, this can refer to the sharp end of anything spearlike with poke potential.]
HolQeD v12n2p6
QIn pup
n
plain spearhead with single sharp point
KGT p64
QIn tum
n
postal service
qepHom 15
QIn tum qach
n
post office (building)
qepHom 15
QIn vagh
n
spearhead with multiple points
KGT p64
QIn 'echletHom
n
postcard
TN!LK
QIncha'
n
type of animal, Krencha [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
QIq
v
draw, pull out (weapon, tool, instrument) [Friends of Maltz: janSIy]
qep'a' 23
QI'lop
n
a holiday
from PK, this is a guess as to what Michael Dorn was pronouncing
QI'tu'
n
paradise [In Klingon mythology, this was the source of all creation]
from the Addendum of TKD, KCD
QI'yaH
excl
Klingon curse [vulgar Klingon expression; one of the strongest, most foul Klingon expressions; it defies translation]
TKD p58, KCD
QongDaq 'echlet tun
n
mattress
qepHom 15
QongDaqDaq
n
in bed
TKW p40
Qovpatlh
excl
epithet
TKD p178
Qoy
v.t.
hear, [listen to] [Used as Sentence As Object, TKW p195]
TKW p31
Qoyje'
n
certificate, diploma ["proof or verification of some sort of achievement or accomplishment"]
Marc Okrand email to DYM May 2015
Qu
v
cast (metal)
qepHom 15
QujmeH moQ
n
ball
TN!LK
Qulpa'
n
research lab
BoP Poster
Qum
n
communications, communication related technology
BoP Poster
QumeH ngaSwI'
n
mold (for casting)
qepHom 15
Qumran
n
scroll [Marc Okrand email 2013-06-03]
qepHom 11
Qun
n
god, supernatural being
SKNG:18JUL1999
Qur
n
structure, organization, arrangement, anatomy [Marc Okrand email 2011-10-24]
qepHom 10
Qutlh
v
support
BoP Poster
Qu'vatlh
excl
Klingon curse [CK: said in moments of extreme anger]
TKD p58

Works Cited

CK
Okrand, Marc. (1992). Conversational Klingon (audio cassette). New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 5-022-73903-6391
FFN
Festival of the Spoken Nerd (2015). Full Frontal Nerdity DVD. Laughing Stock. ISBN: 0-671-79739-5
HolQeD
(1992 to present). The quarterly journal of the Klingon Language Institute. Assorted interviews with and articles by Marc Okrand. ISSN: 1061-2327
KCD
Okrand, Marc. (1992). Star Trek: Klingon, CD-ROM. New York: Simon & Schuster Interactive. ISBN: 0-671-52873-4
Monopoly
(2011). MONOPOLY® – Star Trek Klingon Limited Edition, board game. USAopoly/Hasbro.
PCHC
Chase Masterson (2016). Pop Culture Hero Coalition message. Facebook. (link)
PK
Levine, Barry & Okrand, Marc. (1993). Power Klingon: Master the Language of Warriors (audio cassette). New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-87975-8
qepHom
An annual meeting of Klingonists in Germany. The first such qepHom took place in 2002. (The word can refer to any minor gathering, but this list uses it exclusively for the organized German meeting.)
qep’a’
The annual conference of the Klingon Language Institute. Marc Okrand is often in attendance. qep’a’ wa’DIch was held in 1994. (The word can refer to any convention or conference, but this list uses it exclusively for the KLI’s annual meeting.)
TKD
Okrand, Marc. (1985 & 1992). The Klingon Dictionary, 2nd ed. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-74559-X
TKW
Okrand, Marc. (1996). Star Trek: The Klingon Way: A Warrior’s Guide. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-53755-5
TN!LK
(2011). Talk Now! Learn Klingon. EuroTalk, Ltd. ISBN: 1-846-06606-9
veS QonoS
(1990). Newsletter of Mortas-Te-Kaase, a defunct Klingon club. Some new words from Marc Okrand appeared, and a subset of these were later used in CK.The entire list was reprinted by permission of both Okrand and the club in HolQeD 1:3.

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