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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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tagh
v.t.
begin a process, initiate [proceedings]
Addendum of TKD, TKW p187
tagha'
adv
finally, at last
NEWS
taHqeq
excl
epithet [this is a classic insult.]
from TKD p178; also in CK
tajvaj
n
angle
HolQeD v11n2p9
tajvaj leD
n
right angle
qepHom 13
tajvajHom
n
acute angle
qepHom 13
tajvaj'a'
n
obtuse angle [DYM]
qepHom 13
tal
n
cannon
BoP Poster
tamler
n
element (in chemistry)
qepHom 2015 p.13
tangqa'
n
animal species with both genders resembling Terran bull
HolQeD
taQ
v
be weird
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
taQbang
n
slang for either "urine" or "fecal matter"
qep'a' 23
tarDIghaD
n
tardigrade
qepHom 2015 p.14
targh tIq
n
heart of targ, a food item
described and shown on KCD
taSman
n
ditch [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
tatlh
v
return (something)
NEWS
taw
n
road, street, path, etc (physical version of He)
qepHom 2015 p.14
taw 'ay'
n
city block
qepHom 15
tay
n
sound of letter t [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
tel
n
wing
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
tem
n
electron
qep'a' 23
tennuS
n
uncle, father's brother
HolQeD v9n3p8
tennuSnal
n
uncle, father's sister's husband
HolQeD v9n3p8
tenwal
n
page (in a book)
qepHom 2015 p.18
tepqengwI'
n
cargo lift [(add to current defs) ]
BoP Poster
tera' bIQ lung'a'
n
alligator, crocodile
qepHom 2015 p.14
tera' nagh DIr charwI'
n
snail
qepHom 2015 p.14
tera' na'ran
n
orange
TN!LK
tera' na'ran wIb
n
lemon
TN!LK
tera' na'ran'a'
n
grapefruit
TN!LK
tera' peb'ot
n
cucumber
TN!LK
tera' yav 'atlhqam
n
mushroom
TN!LK
tera' 'arDeH
n
ivy (Terran)
qepHom 15
tey'
n
cousin (mother's sister's child or father's brother's child), niece or nephew (man's brother's child or woman's sister's child)
HolQeD v9n3p8
tey'be'
n
female cousin (mother's sister's child or father's brother's child), niece (man's brother's daughter or woman's sister's daughter)
HolQeD v9n3p8
tey'loD
n
male cousin (mother's sister's son or father's brother's son), nephew (man's brother's son or woman's sister's son)
HolQeD v9n3p8
tIjwI'ghom
n
boarding party
TKD p20
tIl
v
salivate
HolQeD, v12n4p8
tIng
n
southwestward, area toward the southwest (approx 220 degrees on terran 360 degree compass counting clockwise with 0 at north)
HolQeD v8n4p6
tIq
n
heart
TKW p23 - symbolic
tIqnagh lemDu'
n
Tknag hooves, a food item always referred to in plural
KCD
tIr ngogh
n
bread [Marc Okrand email 2010-11-15]
qepHom 9
tIr ngogh QaD
n
toast
TN!LK
tI'ang
proper n
T'Ong (name of a ship)
S15, HolQeD v4n3p5
toDDuj
n
rescue ship
HolQeD v8n4p11
toDSaH
excl
epithet [you would call someone this if you were not on the best of terms.]
TKD p178; CK
tomat naHmey
n
tomato
TN!LK
toqwIn
n
(rubber) stamp
qepHom 2015 p.19
toQ
n
a bird of prey
HolQeD v10n4p5
tor
v
pitch (aircraft tilts nose up or down), kneel (action of a person or animal)
HolQeD v11n2p9
torgh
proper n
Torg
TKD p58
toSwI' qal'aq
n
climbing apparatus, jungle gym [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
tuch
n
the future (as a whole)
qep'a' 23
tugh
excl
hurry up!
MSN
tuj muvwI'
n (presumed)
thermo-suture
veS QonoS, listed in HolQeD, v1n3p9
tungyen
n
concrete
qepHom 15
tuqjIjQa'
N
United Kingdom
TN!LK
tuqnIgh
n
a member of one's house
HolQeD v9n3p9
tur
v
carry out, conduct (a mission), perform (duties)
qepHom 15
turIqya'
N
Turkey
TN!LK
turmIq
n
urine
qep'a' 23
tuS
v
cough
HolQeD, v12n4p8
tuy'
v
spit [If you spit out liquid, {bItuy'}, but if you spit out solids, {bItlhIS}.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
tu'qom
n
shape, form, appearance, configuration
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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