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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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tlhach mu'mey
n
jargon
KGT p45
tlhagh patat 'oQqar naQHommey
n
fries
TN!LK
tlhat
n
grid [either two-dimensional array or lines on a map]
qepHom 2015 p.18
tlhay
n
sound of letter tlh [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
tlhay'
v
be tame, domesticated [Friends of Maltz: Quvar]
qep'a' 23
tlheH
n
spell (magical) [One can say either tlheH reS or just reS alone for he/she casts a spell.]
November 2016 email to Lieven
tlhej
v.t.
accompany [Note: this is labeled as a noun in TKD, but Okrand corrected himself in Okrand's notes.]
HolQeD v2n4p18, TKW p161
tlhepQe'
n
saliva
HolQeD, v12n4p8
tlhIm
n
carpet, rug, tapestry, blanket [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
tlhIng yoS
proper n
Kling District
BoP Poster
tlhoD
v
be somewhat obscured, filtered, smudged, fuzzy
qep'a' 23
tlhom
n
dusk [Friends of Maltz: Quvar]
qep'a' 23
tlhom chum
n
sunset (colorful sky) [Friends of Maltz: Quvar]
qep'a' 23
tlhop
n
public area
qepHom 15
tlhot
v
land on water (like a bird) [if bird lands on land, use Saq, in a tree, use ngun]
HolQeD v10n4p5
tlhov
v
wheeze
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
tlhoy
adv
overly, to an excessive degree, excessively, too much
HolQeD v8n3p2
tlhoy'
n
wall, interior wall, interior face of exterior wall, territorial wall
NEWS
tlhoy' SaS
n
ceiling/floor between stories
NEWS
tlho'ren
n
unit measure approx. one quart/litre
MSN
tlhup
v
whisper
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD

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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