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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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Han
v
be learned, scholarly, erudite
qepHom 15
HanDI'
n
cell
qep'a' 23
Har'ey
n
rainbow
qep'a' 23
HaSta jIH
n
television
TN!LK
Hay
n
sound of letter H [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
Hay
n
area beyond [normally used with a point of reference "beyond X"]
qep'a' 24
Ha'DIbaH ghIH tIr ngogh je
n
burger
TN!LK
Ha'on
n
staple
qepHom 2015 p.18
Ha'on vevwI'
n
stapler
qepHom 2015 p.18
Heghba'
n
ritual suicide
from Sarek, the novel by A. C. Crispin
Heq
v
hail [A hailstone can be either chuch 'aplom ("ice pellet") or 'aplom chuch ("pellet ice")]
qep'a' 24
Hey
v
battle or fight against one's own group (not the supposed enemy) [STID]
qepHom 12
HeySel
n
atom
qepHom 2015 p.13
HIjmeH chaw'
n
stamp
TN!LK
Hoch
n
everyone, all, everything [In HolQeD v5n2p11: If noun following Hoch is explicitly plural, it means "all". If it is singular, it means "each".]
TKW p33 - first in noun-noun pair
HolQeD
n
the KLI journal
from HolQeD
Hom
v
use the second toe
HolQeD v10n2p10
HomwI'
n
second toe
HolQeD v10n2p7
Hong boq chuyDaH
n
impulse fusion thrusters
BoP Poster
Hongghor
n
impulse drive
BoP Poster
HoQ
v
be honored falsely, be falsely honorable [deception is implied]
HolQeD, v12n3p8
HoS choHwI'
n
transtator
veS QonoS, HolQeD, v1n3p9
Ho' teywI'
n
toothbrush
TN!LK
Ho'Du' Say'moHwI' tlhagh
n
toothpaste
TN!LK
Hu
n
zoo
missing from E-K section of TKD
Huch chaw'
n
credit card
TN!LK
HuchQeD
n
economics [This is slang with no non-slang counterpart]
KGT p148
HuDyar
n
shed, shack [Maltz was asked for a "weather shelter" and said that this was a very Terran sort of thing and he wasn't aware of a Klingon word for it ("Why would anyone need a thing like that?" he asked.) The best he could come up with was HuDyar ("shed", "shack").]
qep'a' 24
HuH
n
PK: bile TKW: gall KCD/KGT: slime
Hun
n
type of animal, Khrun [qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch (KRAD's A Burning House)]
paq'batlh
Hutvagh
n
too many people or things in a place at once [Disclosed during a congested drive on Interstate 95.]
HolQeD v11n3p13
Hutvav
n
nerve (anatomy, physiology)
qepHom 15
Hutvav rarwI'
n
neural synapse
qepHom 15
Hut'In
n
nail [Marc Okrand email to Qov August 2012]
misc
Hut'In vIl
n
screw [Marc Okrand email to Qov August 2012]
misc
Hu'tegh
excl
general invective
TKD p178

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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