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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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naDqa'ghach
n
re-commendation
TKD p176
naH
v
be hostile, malicious, unfriendly, antagonistic [STID]
qepHom 12
naHjej
n
thistle
KGT p88
naHnagh
n
pit (of fruit)
KGT p89
namtun
n
the familiar beginning of a song [After hearing just this short portion of the beginning of the song, a listener will recognize the tune.]
HolQeD v12n2p9
nan
v
use the fourth toe
HolQeD v10n2p10
nanwI'
n
fourth toe
HolQeD v10n2p7
naQ
v
be full, whole, entire[, complete]
from the Addendum of TKD [E-K side only]
natlIS
n
last item in a list
HolQeD v12n2p9
natlh
v.t.
drain
HolQeD v6n2p9 S33
nav HablI'
n
FAX machine
HolQeD v5n2p20
nav qatwI'
n
envelope
TN!LK
nav QIn
n
letter (message written on paper)
qepHom 2015 p.18
nav vaH
n
envelope (paper cover)
qepHom 2015 p.18
naw'
v and n
access
This is listed as a noun in the E-K side, but as a verb in K-E
naw'wat
n
remote, small, desolate place
qepHom 15
nay
n
sound of letter n [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
nayjerya'
n
Nigeria
qepHom 15
nay'
n
course, dish (at a meal) [{Under "dish" in English-Klingon side of TKD, (food) replaces (at a meal).}]
TKW p133
neb
n
beak, bill
HolQeD v10n4p5
neb
n
nozzle (like on the end of a hose)
qep'a' 23
nen
n
maturity
Monopoly
neSlo'
n
small mirror [smaller than SIla']
HolQeD v10n4p5
netlh
num
ten thousand [should be noted as number-forming element]
TKD 5.2
ne'
n
yeoman [for those unfamiliar with the term, the Concise Oxford Dictionary defines yeoman as petty officer]
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
ne'Derlan
N
The Netherlands
TN!LK
nIm tlhagh
n
butter
TN!LK
nIm wIb ngogh
n
cheese
TN!LK
nIpon
N
Japan
TN!LK
nIq
v
weave, knit [Marc Okrand Facebook message to DYM 2014-10-27]
qepHom 13
nIqDob
n
perforator, hole punch
qepHom 2015 p.18
nIqHom
n
software [Friends of Maltz: qurgh]
qep'a' 23
nItebHa'
adv
together
BoP Poster
nItlh 'echlet
n
keyboard [De'wI' nItlh 'echlet for computer keyboard if clarification is necessary]
qepHom 13
nIyma'
n
phantom, apparition
qepHom'a' Soch
noq
n
nipple
qep'a' 23
noregh
N
Norway
TN!LK
notqa'
n
a large, black bird [nowhere near as large as a qa'rol, which is really big]
HolQeD v10n4p4
no'negh
n
sulfur
qepHom 2015 p.13
nuch Hergh
n
aspirin
TN!LK
nuH bey'
n
Pride of Weapons
KCD
nural
n
Neural [Introduced TOS episode #47: A Private Little War. Federation Catalog Name is Zeta Boötis III. "This Class M world is the third of ten that orbit a brilliant, moderate-size yellow star in a binary system. The planet is quite Earth-like, with vast oceans and desert, moderate, and tropical climate zones. Neural is the only planet in the Zeta Boötis system to have a moon, which has been named Asetia by the native population of Neural's lower desert. The native inhabitants of the planet are humanoid, possibly the descendants of a Centaurian exploration mission that disappeared in the area some two hundred years ago. The population was once one of tranquil, peace-loving hunters, but a serious breach of the Prime Directive has resulted in their development of war and comparatively advanced projectile weapons. Direct Klingon interference, countered by Federation involvement, has divided the inhabitants into five major factions, each of which is feuding with the other four. One of the more notable native animal forms on is the mugato.]
from Star Trek, The Worlds Of The Federation: (p140-1)
nuyorgh
n
New York
qepHom 15
nu'SIylan
N
New Zealand
TN!LK
ngaH
v
squeeze (an object)
qepHom 2015 p.18
ngaQHa'moHwI'
n
key
TN!LK
ngav
n
writer's cramp [linguist humor]
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
ngay
n
sound of letter ng [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
ngay'
n
glory
Monopoly
nga'chuq
v
sex (i.e., perform sex; always subject) [Note: it is unclear about what part of speech this may be, though it is probably a verb and "always subject" probably refers to the concept that all involved parties collectively make the subject of this verb.]
from veS QonoS, listed in HolQeD v1n3p9
ngech
n
valley[, woman's cleavage]
confirmed at qep'a' wejDIch by Okrand
ngIDvoS
n
lead (element)
qepHom 2015 p.13
ngIj
v
be rowdy, unruly
KGT p150
ngIng
v
have a negative charge, be negatively charged
qep'a' 23
ngIq
n
singular one, individual one [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
ngogh
n
block, lump, brick [Marc Okrand email 2010-11-15]
qepHom 9
ngogh mutlhwI'
n
bricklayer [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
ngom
v
be geeky [This describes someone who is "into" a subject and knows a lot about it, but does not necessarily participate in associated activities the way a qatru' does. It could be a less intense version of ven.]
FFN
ngop
n
plates (for eating) [Incorrectly listed as a verb.]
KGT
ngoqDe'
n
encoded message
HolQeD v8n4p12
ngugh
adv
then, at that time
Newsgroup
ngun
v
perch [if bird lands on land, use Saq, on water, use tlhot]
HolQeD v10n4p5
nguq
v
be arrogant, haughty, conceited [an undesirable trait]
HolQeD, v12n3p9
nguSDI'
n
motor
BoP Poster
ngutlh
n
letter, written character
qepHom 15

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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