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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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jaDchu'
v
juggle (objects, not tasks)
qepHom 15
jaghla'
n
enemy commander
TKD p64-65
jaj
n
day (from dawn to dawn)
TKW p69 - jajvam
jaj wa'
n
Sunday
qepHom 12
jajlo' chum
n
sunrise (colorful sky) [Friends of Maltz: Quvar]
qep'a' 23
jajlo' Qa'
n
a noisy animal (not a bird) known for making a ruckus at dawn, like a rooster
HolQeD v10n4p5
jajvam
n
today
TKW p69 - jajvam
jal
v
imagine, envision
qepHom 2015 p.14
janluq pIqarD HoD
proper n
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S25
jaQ
v
be deep [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
jaQHa'
v
be shallow [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
javtIm
n
virus
qep'a' 23
jay
n
sound of letter j [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
je
adv
also [described in grammar section. It follows the verb it modifies.]
TKD
jentu'
n
bird, type of bird (aquatic, flightless) [Marc Okrand's Sea World visit with Pat Duff @pduff1964 2013-08-11]
Twitter
jer
v
surge (aircraft suddenly moves forward or backward) [It is unknown if this has meaning outside of the context of aircraft attitude descriptions]
HolQeD v11n2p9
jeS, jeS QoQ
n
jazz (music) [loanword from DIvI' Hol]
qepHom 15
jev
v
storm, [wheeze, breathe noisily] [The verb to Storm is in TKD, but this new meaning "wheeze" arrived in HolQeD.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
jey'
n
tin
qepHom 15
jey' Sorpuq
n
bronze
qepHom 15
jey'naS ghoqwI'
n
double agent [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-02]
qepHom 10
je'
v.t.
feed (someone else)[, enrich (spirit)]
TKW p7
jIb Ho'Du'
n
comb
TN!LK
jIb yachwI'
n
hairbrush
TN!LK
jIj
v
cooperate [jIj is listed only in the Klingon-English side of TKD while yeq is listed only in the English-Klingon side. KGT lists it as "be cooperative".]
TKD
jIm
v
heave (aircraft rising or falling without pitching) [It is unknown if this has meaning outside of the context of aircraft attitude descriptions]
HolQeD v11n2p9
jIn
v
wish
qepHom 2015 p.12
jInmol pa'
n
studio, workspace
qepHom 15
jIr
excl
Whoop-dee-doo!, La-dee-dah!, Who cares?!, Big deal! [When the word was first encountered it was accompanied by a gesture of pointing upward and moving the hand in a circular motion, but Marc Okrand made clear that the gesture is not an integral part of the exclamation.]
qepHom 14
jIvvo'
n
evil criminal, villain, malefactor [STID]
qepHom 12
jI'ev
n
handle, knob, doorknob
qep'a' 23
jolpat
n
transporter system
BoP Poster
jorneb
n
warhead (of a torpedo)
KGT, in the body text and E-K
jornub
n
warhead (of a torpedo)
KGT, in K-E
juch
v
have a width of
MSN
jul
n
sun [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
julSIp
n
helium
qepHom 2015 p.13
jungwoq
N
China
TN!LK

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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