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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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yab qoD
n
subconscious mind
qepHom 15
yang
n
image from a (rubber) stamp
qepHom 2015 p.19
yaS cha'DIch
n
second officer
KGT p53
yaS wa'DIch
n
first officer
KGT p53
yatqap
n
a gray (sometimes white) bird that can travel particularly long distances without pausing
HolQeD v10n4p5
yay
n
sound of letter y [alphabet ]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
yem
v.i.
sin
KCD
yeq
v
cooperate [This was missing from Klingon-English listing in TKD, which listed instead jIj, while jIj is missing from the English-Klingon side of TKD]
TKD
yer
n
domain, holdings, territory
NEWS
yergh
n
geometric solid [DYM]
qepHom 13
yergho
n
wall of a city (from yer+gho)
NEWS
yeru'Sala'yIm
n
Jerusalem
qepHom 15
yInbogh lom
n
zombie
qepHom 15
yIntagh
excl
epithet
TKD p178
yIQ
v
be wet
This was missing from the English-Klingon side of TKD
yIr
v
gather (items) [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch]
paq'batlh
yISra'el
N
Israel
TN!LK
yIvbeH
n
shirt
TN!LK
yIvbeH SeQHa'
n
T-Shirt
TN!LK
yI'
v
speak in an honorable or respectful fashion [STID]
qepHom 12
yomIj
n
neutron
qep'a' 23
yopwaH bID
n
shorts
TN!LK
yor
n
top (exterior)
HolQeD v8n3p2
yorgh
n
shelf, bookshelf, fixed or non-fixed (general term)
qep'a' 23
yotlh
n
park (e.g., recreational)
qepHom 15
yo'SeH yaHnIv
n
Operations Command [Apparently this is a proper noun.]
HolQeD v8n4p11
yugh
v
include, consist of, be composed of (in chemistry)
qepHom 2015 p.13
yuq
v
outwit, outsmart
November 2016 email to Lieven
yuQjIjDIvI'
n
United Federation of Planets [in the Klingon-English listing of TKD, this is yuQjIjQa']
TKD
yuQjIjQa'
n
United Federation of Planets [in the English-Klingon listing of TKD, this is yuQjIjDIvI']
TKD
yur
n
distant cousin, niece or nephew (second cousin, grand-nephew, etc.) [The singular form is never used in place of tey' or lor, but the plural may be used for a group including tey' and/or lor, so long as there is at least one more distance cousin, niece or nephew in the group.]
HolQeD v9n3p8
yut
v
distract, create a diversion [The object of this verb, when there is an object, is the person or group of people (usually) being distracted.]
November 2016 email to Lieven
yutlhegh
n
musical scale, range, spectrum
FFN
yuvtlhe'
n
lid, cover, cap
HolQeD v8n3p2
yu'egh
n
wave
This was omitted from the English-Klingon listing of TKD
yu'muD
n
form (to be filled out)
qepHom 2015 p.21

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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