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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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DabqI'
n
mud, clay, putty
qepHom 15
DaH
n
array, bank
BoP Poster and KGT p56
Daq noy
n
landmark (not a building)
qepHom 15
DaSjaj
n
Monday
qepHom 12
Dav
v
sway (aircraft moves to the side without yawing) [It is unknown if this has meaning outside of the context of aircraft attitude descriptions]
HolQeD v11n2p9
DavHam
n
false honor
HolQeD, v12n3p9
Day
n
sound of letter D [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
Da'nal
n
a bird characterized by erratic, unpredictable behavior [similar to Da'vI']
HolQeD v10n4p4
Da'vI'
n
a bird characterized by erratic, unpredictable behavior [similar to Da'nal]
HolQeD v10n4p4
Dem
v
be clear, transparent, uncolored [Friends of Maltz: Qov]
qep'a' 23
DenIb
n
Denebia [in the English-Klingon listing of TKD, this is spelled DenIbya']
TKD
DenIb Qatlh
n
Denebian slime devil [in the English-Klingon listing of TKD, this is spelled DenIbya'ngan Qatlh]
TKD
DenIbngan
n
Denebian
TKD
DenIbya'
n
Denebia [in the Klingon-English listing of TKD, this is spelled DenIb]
TKD
DenIbya' Qatlh
n
Denebian slime devil [in the Klingon-English listing of TKD, this is spelled DenIbngan Qatlh]
TKD
DenIbya'ngan
n
Denebian [In Klingon-English side, this is spelled {DenIbngan}]
TKD
Denmargh
N
Denmark
TN!LK
Deq
v
be erstwhile, former, prior, ex- [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
Der
v
yaw (aircraft nose points left or right) [It is unknown if this word has meaning outside the context of aircraft attitude.]
HolQeD v11n2p9
DeSwar
n
closet, cupboard, cabinet, fixed storage device
qep'a' 23
De' chu' ghItlh
n
newspaper
TN!LK
De' jengva'
n
compact disc
TN!LK
De' QulwI'
n
librarian
qepHom 15
De'wI' tIS
n
laptop computer, portable computer
qepHom 13
De'wI'Hom
n
laptop computer, portable computer
qepHom 13
DIgh
v
undertake, deal with
qep'a' 23
DIlyum
n
trillium [An unspecified commodity. In the TOS episode "Errand of Mercy" Spock poses as a Vulcan trader in kevas and trillium. Thus, both appear in TKD. Star Trek Encyclopedia lists them as a gemstones, established in DS9 "Trials and Tribble-ations".]
TKD
DIn
n
Open entryway (to corridor, tunnel, conduit, Jeffries tube, branch of sewer) [This is the open entryway of any enclosed space longer than wide in which people might find themselves. If there is a door that closes, this is not a {DIn}. It is merely a {lojmIt}.]
HolQeD v12n2p7
DIr paH bID
n
kilt-like garment [DIr bID is sufficient if the context is clear.]
qepHom 2015 p.14
DIr QanwI' taS
n
suntan lotion
TN!LK
DIvI'
n
federation, organization, [association, league, union]
The last three from HolQeD v4n4p11
DI'on
n
characteristic, trait
qepHom 15
DI'ruj
n
reality [Friends of Maltz: qurgh]
qep'a' 23
DI'ruj velqa' nIqHom
n
virtual reality software [Friends of Maltz: qurgh]
qep'a' 23
Doj
n
batch, pile, heap, accumulation [STID]
qepHom 12
Dojmey
n
mass, masses, multitude, a very large but indeterminate group of something (people or otherwise) [STID]
qepHom 12
Dol
n
entity[, whole] [translated as "whole"]
TKW p209
Doq 'ej wovbe'
v
be brown
HolQeD v8n1p7
DoQmIv
n
sink for cleaning hands, face, food, etc
qep'a' 23
DoQmIv'a'
n
bathtub, swimming pool [when needed, distinguish by qualifiers: Say'moHmeH DoQmIv'a', QalmeH DoQmIv'a']
qepHom 15
Dor
v
end [The subject of this verb is a period or unit of time. This verb is not adjectival and takes no direct object.]
HolQeD v12n2p8
DoyIchlan
N
Germany
TN!LK
Do'Ha'
v
be unfortunate
Inside front cover of TKD, but not in word list.
Dugh
v
be vigilant [missing from E-K.]
DujtlhuQ
n
star (shape) [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
Duran lung DIr
n
Durani lizard skins [a food item which never uses plural suffix]
KCD
DuraS
proper n
Duras
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S26
Dut
v
slam down (object is the thing slammed down)
qepHom 2015 p.19
Du'Hom
n
garden
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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