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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lurk, lie in wait, lie low (ready to ambush, for example, hidden but posing a threat) [STID]
be jealous (of), envy
be hectic, very active, lively
be peaceful, calm
model, example, pattern [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
end prematurely (an event, voyage, battle, play, opera, story, song, etc.) [The subject of this verb is the person causing an event to prematurely end. The direct object is the event that is ended.]
qepHom 2015 p.13
HolQeD v5n3p15 - S25 & S26
sound of letter gh [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
British television magazine, "Radio Times"
horn (musical instrument)
formulate, compile, pull together
Okrand Forum, MSN
pretend [no deception is implied; simply role-playing]
pretender [no deception is implied; simply role-playing]
qepHom 2015 p.18
Glasnost - ancient political movement
monastery, religious community [Marc Okrand email 2010-11-15]
Saturday [not used for formal occasions]
flow (e.g., water), gush, spout
mark (upon) ["'To mark (upon)' something is ghItlh.
This isn't just writing; it's any kind of marking.
(Note that ghItlh, 'to write,' refers to the physical act of writing. It doesn't mean 'to create a composition.')"]
Okrand's notes, HolQeD v2n4p18
limb (of a person) [qep'a' wa'maH SochDIch]
binder, notebook (something you can add and remove pages from)
qepHom 2015 p.19
cylinder [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
cone [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
The Brothers Fight One Another - famous statue
the constellation "Tracker"
from KCD lab
bill, payment request, something you must pay
qepHom 2015 p.18
fish, most general word for fish-like creature
bud (the flower, fruit, or shoot before it develops)
first born child
be warm [Star Mitzvah reward: comparison]
Klingon curse, damn [From ST5]
Klingon curse [In CK, this is the curse one would use
after receiving an unsettling communiquÃ©. It is far worse than "Darn it!"]
- Okrand, Marc. (1992). Conversational Klingon (audio cassette). New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 5-022-73903-6391
- Festival of the Spoken Nerd (2015). Full Frontal Nerdity DVD. Laughing Stock. ISBN: 0-671-79739-5
- (1992 to present). The quarterly journal of the Klingon Language Institute. Assorted interviews with and articles by Marc Okrand. ISSN: 1061-2327
- Okrand, Marc. (1992). Star Trek: Klingon, CD-ROM. New York: Simon & Schuster Interactive. ISBN: 0-671-52873-4
- (2011). MONOPOLY® – Star Trek Klingon Limited Edition, board game. USAopoly/Hasbro.
- Chase Masterson (2016). Pop Culture Hero Coalition message. Facebook. (link)
- Levine, Barry & Okrand, Marc. (1993). Power Klingon: Master the Language of Warriors (audio cassette). New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-87975-8
- 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.)
- 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.)
- Okrand, Marc. (1985 & 1992). The Klingon Dictionary, 2nd ed. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-74559-X
- Okrand, Marc. (1996). Star Trek: The Klingon Way: A Warrior’s Guide. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-671-53755-5
- (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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