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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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'echlet
n
board
Monopoly
'echlet Hab
n
touchpad [De'wI' 'echlet Hab for computer touchpad if clarification is necessary]
qepHom 13
'echletHom
n
card
Monopoly
'eDjen
n
an arrogant or haughty person
HolQeD, v12n3p9
'eDSeHcha
n, plural
Take-Off/Landing Thrusters
BoP Poster
'ejvoH
n
stripe
qep'a' 24
'ejyo' ra'ghomquv
n
Starfleet Command [If Starfleet Command is of a lower level of importance than Starfleet High Command, leave off the quv, getting ra'ghom.]
qepHom 2017
'ejyo'SeH yaHnIv
n
Starfleet Command [If "Starfleet Command" is more like "Starfleet Operations Command", then go with 'ejyo'SeH yaHnIv.]
qepHom 2017
'elaDya'
N
Greece
TN!LK
'elI'jaH
n
unexpected guest
qep'a' wa'maH wejDIch
'em
v
vomit
HolQeD, v12n4p8
'emvI'
n
pin (straight)
qepHom 15
'entepray'
proper n
Enterprise (name of ship)
S15 HolQeD v4n3p5
'epIl naH
n
apple
TN!LK
'eqwaDor
n
Ecuador
qepHom 15
'eQway
n
navel, belly button
qepHom 10
'eQway'
n
computer mouse [A mouse button is leQ. Usually there are a poS leQ left button and nIH leQ right button. A scroll wheel is rutlhHom. To click a mouse button is 'uy; to "click a link" on a screen is wIv.]
qepHom 13
'eQway' 'echlet
n
mouse pad
qepHom 2015 p.19
'er'In
n
end (of stick, rope, etc.), other end from {megh'an} [This can refer to either end of the rope, stick or whatever, but once you arbitrarily choose an end to call {'er'In}, the OTHER end is called {megh'an}. Before you make this initial reference, either end can be called either {'er'In} or {megh'an}.]
HolQeD v12n2p6
'eSpanya'
N
Spain
TN!LK
'eSpeD
n
spade (card suit) [Marc Okrand to DYM]
qepHom 13
'eStIy
n
Estonia
qepHom 15
'et
n
sound of letter e [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
'ev
n
northwestward, area to the northwest (320 degrees on terran 360 degree compass counted clockwise with 0 at north)
HolQeD v8n4p6
'evta'
n
animal similar to a newt or salamander
qep'a' 24
'ewrop
n
Europe
qepHom 15
'eyawaDIy
n
Irrawaddy (River in Burma/Myanmar)
qepHom 15
'eyre'
n
Ireland
qepHom 15
'e'levan
n
elephant [This refers to the Terran animal, not some similar Klingon animal -- if there is such a thing -- and the word is obviously just taken from Federation Standard, so it's not so much a Klingon word as it is a Klingonization of a Federation Standard word.]
qep'a' 24
'e'mam
n
aunt, father's sister
HolQeD v9n3p8
'e'mamnal
n
aunt, father's brother's wife
HolQeD v9n3p8
'e'nal
n
someone who married into the family [No specific family relationship is given.]
HolQeD v9n3p9

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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