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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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laq
v
flap [move like a bird's wings, not like a flag. Proper usage: laq tel. tel laqmoH bo'Degh.]
HolQeD v10n4p5
laS
v
ink up, put paint on a brush
qepHom 2015 p.19
lat
n
monument, memorial (building)
qepHom 15
law
n
nogree (1/243 of a circle) [DYM]
qepHom 13
lawrI'
n
degree (1/360 of a circle) [sometimes called law chu', though with increasing rarity]
qepHom 13
law'
v
many, be many, [numerous, be numerous]
TKD, in E-K
lay
n
sound of letter l [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
lay
n
air (technical term)
qep'a' 23
la'SIv
n
type of animal (like a turtle) [email to Felix Malmanbeck]
misc
leD
v
be perpendicular [DYM]
qepHom 13
leng buq
n
suitcase
TN!LK
leng chach mab
n
trip insurance ["voyage emergency contract"]
qepHom 15
leng chaw'
n
passport
TN!LK
lep
n
solid (state of matter)
qep'a' 23
lerup
n
bacterium, bacteria
qep'a' 23
letSeburgh
n
Luxembourg
qepHom 15
letbaQ
n
rectangle [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
lev
n
hard palate, roof of mouth [Got this from http://www.livejournal.com/community/klingon/ entry August 1, 2005 by ubykhlives]
qep'a' wa'maH cha'DIch
le'mIS
n
blockade
Monopoly
le'yo'
n
pride [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
lIb
v
be impending, imminent, loom [STID]
qepHom 12
lIbya'
n
Libya
qepHom 15
lIH
v
begin a song
HolQeD v12n2p9
lIHtentay'
n
Lichtenstein
qepHom 15
lIl
v
simulate, impersonate [The idea is one of doing something such that the subject of the verb looks or behaves like something (or someone) else or represents something (or someone) else. The word has no connotation of fraud or anything underhanded (in this respect, it’s like ghet). The object is the thing being simulated or the person being impersonated. lIlwI’ (simulator, for lack of a better term) is different from lIw (substitute) since lIw implies replacement (the notion of instead of) while a lIlwI’ doesn’t replace anyone or anything.]
November 2016 email to Lieven
lIlwI'
n
simulator
November 2016 email to Lieven
lIn
v
share [C (lu)lIn A B je: A and B share C; lInchuq implies a physical relationship of some sort]]
qepHom 15
lIr
n
a nocturnal bird
HolQeD v10n4p4
lI'choD
n
plasma (state of matter)
qep'a' 23
logh
n
space
TKW p33 - outer space
logh chal je 'angweD
n
planetarium
qepHom 15
logh chal je 'angweD qach
n
planetarium (building)
qepHom 15
loghjaj
n
Thursday
qepHom 12
loghqam
n
unit of measure, 1.25 light years
BoP Poster
loHjan
n
computer CPU (Central Processing Unit) [De'wI' loHjan if clarification is necessary]
qepHom 13
lojmItjaj
n
Saturday
qepHom 12
lol
v
be in an attitude (aircraft); be in a stance, be in a pose (people animals or martial arts)
HolQeD v11n2p8
lol
n
a specific position in the martial arts form Mok'bara
HolQeD v11n2p8
lolchu'
v
be in a correct attitude (aircraft) [It is unknown if this is used outside the context of aircraft attitude.]
HolQeD v11n2p8
lolchu'taH
v
maintain a correct attitude (aircraft) [It is unknown if this is used outside the context of aircraft attitude.]
HolQeD v11n2p8
lolmoH
v
maneuver (an aircraft) to be in an attitude [canon: qughmeH Duj vIlolmoH]
HolQeD v11n2p8
loltaH
v
maintain an attitude (aircraft) [It is unknown if this is used outside the context of aircraft attitude.]
HolQeD v11n2p8
lor
n
cousin (mother's brother's child or father's sister's child), niece or nephew (man's sister's child or woman's brother's child)
HolQeD v9n3p8
lorbe'
n
female cousin (mother's brother's daughter or father's sister's daughter), niece (man's sister's daughter or woman's brother's daughter)
HolQeD v9n3p8
lorloD
n
male cousin (mother's brother's son or father's sister's son), nephew (man's sister's son or woman's brother's son)
HolQeD v9n3p8
loS reD mey'
n
quadrilateral [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
loS reD 'Impey'
n
pyramid with four-sided base [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
lotlhmoq
n
a bird that swoops into the water in order to catch food, but cannot swim
HolQeD v10n4p4
lo' law'
n
utility (precedes noun it modifies)
BoP Poster
lo'laHbe'ghach
n
worthlessness
TKD p176
lo'laHghach
n
value
TKD p176
luH
v
yank
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
luHwI' tIH
n
tractor beam [Marc Okrand email 2010-11-15]
qepHom 9
lupwI' mIr
n
train, railroad train
TN!LK
lurSa'
proper n
Lursa
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S26}

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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