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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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bachHa'
v
err, make a mistake (slang) [listed as (n) in Klingon-English side (likely an intentional mistake), but (v) in English-Klingon side and in body text.]
KGT
baghHa'
v
decrypt, break, crack (a code) [without permission, by unauthorized means]
qepHom 13
baghneQ
n
spoon
startrek.klingon
baHjan
n
launcher
BoP
bam
v
face, have the prospect of having to deal with [STID]
qepHom 12
banan naH
n
banana
TN!LK
baQa'
excl
general invective
TKD p178
barat
N
India
TN!LK
bartIq
n
branch (of a tree)
qepHom 15
baS Ha'on
n
staple
qepHom 2015 p.18
baS laSvargh
n
foundry
qepHom 15
baS SIrgh
n
wire
qepHom 15
batlh
n
honor [general, philosophical concept, associated with integrity]
HolQeD, v12n3p9
bay
n
sound of letter b [alphabet ]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
beb
n
roof
NEWS
beb mutlhwI'
n
roofer [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09 ]
qepHom
belghIya'
n
Belgium
qepHom 15
bertlham
n
end (of an opera, play, story, speech) [This refers to the final section of such a performance (last act, scene, sentence, etc.)]
HolQeD v12n2p8
betgham
n
liquid (state of matter)
qep'a' 23
betleH bey'
n
Bat'telh display
KCD
beylI'
n
bank
TN!LK
be'etor
proper n
B'Etor - one of the DuraS sisters
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S26
be'joy'
n
ritualized torture by women
Sarek
bIQ
n
water [water is used as the symbol of weakness and disdain.]
TKW p34-35
bIQ Duj
n
boat
TN!LK
bIQ ghItmoHwI'
n
fountain
qepHom 15
bIQSIp
n
hydrogen
BoP Poster
bIQSIp 'ugh
n
deuterium isotope
BoP Poster
bIQyIn
n
cookie sandwich (two chabHommey stuck together)
qepHom 2015 p.12
bIraSIw
n
Brazil
qepHom 15
bIreQtagh
n
bregit lung [food item shown and described on KCD.]
Addendum
bIS'ub
n
bottom (interior)
HolQeD v8n3p2
bI'rel tlharghDuj
n
B'rel-class Scout
BoP Poster
bI'reS
n
beginning (of an opera, play, story, speech) [This refers to the opening section of such a performance (last act, scene, sentence, etc.)]
HolQeD v12n2p8
bo
n
feather
HolQeD v10n4p5
bon
v
share with [B-vaD C bon A: A shares C with B]
qepHom 15
bop
n
be about, be concerned with [Got this from http://www.livejournal.com/community/klingon/ entry August 1, 2005 by ubykhlives Example: {HolQeD bopbe' paqvam} = "This book is not about linguistics."]
qep'a' wa'maH cha'DIch
boq
n
alliance / bloc, coalition / fusion
TKD / KGT / BoP poster
boq
v
ally with, form an alliance with, used in math for addition [used in math: boq for addition, boqHa' for subtraction, X-logh boq'egh Y for multiplication, X-logh boqHa''egh Y for division. See chen.]
TKD / KGT / BoP poster/HolQeD v9n3p10
boqHa'
v
used in math for subtraction [used in math: boqHa' for subtraction]
HolQeD v9n3p10
boqHa''egh
v
used in math for division [used in math: X-logh boqHa''egh Y for division. See chen.]
TKD / KGT / BoP poster/HolQeD v9n3p10
boq'egh
v
used in math for multiplication [used in math: X-logh boq'egh Y for multiplication]
HolQeD v9n3p10
bor
v
gurgle [This specifically refers to the sound that a stomach makes.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
borghel
n
a very small bird whose eggs are considered quite tasty
HolQeD v10n4p4
bo'Degh
n
bird, the most general word for a bird-like creature
HolQeD v10n4p4
bo'voD
n
drawer
qep'a' 23
buq
n
bag, sack, pouch, pocket [Marc Okrand email 2010-11-15 ]
qepHom 9
buqjaj
n
Friday
qepHom 12
buq'Ir
n
cube [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27 ]
qepHom 12
bur
v
hiccup
HolQeD, v12n4p8
butlh
n
dirt under fingernails; symbolic equivalent of gall, an admirable trait to have
TKD; TKW p142

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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