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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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va
excl
general invective
TKD p178
vabDot
adv
moreover, furthermore, even [qepHom 2017, page 14: It's used to say that something is unexpected or surprising or counterintuitive, not just additional. For something that's just additional, you'd probably use {je} "also.']
Monopoly
vaD
v
be flexible
HolQeD v10n2p11
vagh reD mey'
n
pentagon [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
vagh reD 'Impey'
n
pyramid with five-sided base [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
valQIS
proper n
Valkris
TKD p58
valtIn
n
proton
qep'a' 23
van
v
end (an event, voyage, battle, play, opera, story, song, etc.) [The subject of this verb is the person causing an event to end. The direct object is the event that is ended.]
HolQeD v12n2p8
van Hew
n
monument, memorial (sculpture)
qepHom 15
van qach
n
monument, memorial (building)
qepHom 15
vay
n
sound of letter v [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
vayya'
n
isosceles triangle [Marc Okrand email 2014-01-27]
qepHom 12
vay'
n
somebody, something, anybody, anything [someone]
TKW p88
va'nuch
n
heel [Star Mitzvah reward: comparison]
HQ:v13n1p9
vegh
v
go through (an open door, a tunnel, etc.)
qep'a' loSDIch
vel
v
cover, coat, mask [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
velqa'
n
replica, copy
Monopoly
velSo'
n
chromium
qepHom 15
velSo' 'uSqan
n
stainless steel
qepHom 15
velwI'
n
coverer, coater, masker (person) [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-09]
qepHom
vem
n
print, mark, tracks, image or pattern left in the dirt from stepping on it
qepHom 2015 p.20
vem'eq
n
a bird that feeds almost exclusively on the serpent worm from which qagh is made [Klingons are not particularly fond of this bird]
HolQeD v10n4p5
ven
v
be nerdy [This describes someone who is "into" a subject, a true devotee, a serious participant in related activities.]
FFN
veneSwe'la'
n
Venezuela
qepHom 15
vep
n
proclamation, notification, announcement, and the like
qep'a' 24
veqlargh
n
devil, demon, Fek'lhr [the beast who guards the dwelling place of the dishonored dead]
from the Addendum of TKD, TKW p197, KCD
ver
v
be dizzy [This is the same word as "be spiral". This refers to having a dizzy sensation -- being lightheaded, feeling like you're spinning around. It cannot be used in the sense of "silly".]
qep'a' 24
ver
v
be spiral
qep'a' 24
verengan Ha'DIbaH
n
Ferengi dog - a classic insult
KCD
vev
v
insert, put in
qepHom 2015 p.18
vev
v
pin, attach or fasten with a pin
qepHom 15
vey
n
set, pack, package
Monopoly
vey'
v
be comfortable, be plentiful [for the sense of free from hardship or more than adequate, like a comfortable income]
qep'a' 24
vey'Ha'
v
be uncomfortable, be meager [for the sense of being inadequate or barely adequate or meager]
qep'a' 24
ve'
v
travel with a purpose, for a specific reason, travel on a mission [STID]
qepHom 12
vIb
v
move through time toward the future, propagate
qep'a' 23
vIbHa'
v
move through time toward the past
qep'a' 23
vID'Ir
n
baffle
BoP Poster
vIl
v
be ridgy [Star Mitzvah reward: comparison]
HQ:v13n1p9
vIl
n
hanger-on
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
vIlInHoD
n
bird capable of mimicking speech [Some people pluralize these with -pu', but most use -mey.]
HolQeD v10n4p5
vIlle'
n
minion
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
vIn
n
cousin, niece or nephew [In the singular, typically tey' or lor is preferred unless the individual is being referred to as a member of a group that likely includes both tey' and/or lor. The plural form (vInpu') is used for a group that includes tey' and/or lor.]
HolQeD v9n3p9
vIncha'
n
furnace
qepHom 15
vIno'va' qurgh
n
finova bean(s)
KCD, HolQeD v5n1p20
vInpu'
n
cousins, a group of tey' and lor [In the singular, typically tey' or lor is preferred unless the individual is being referred to as a member of a group that likely includes both tey' and/or lor. The plural form (vInpu') is used for a group that includes tey' and/or lor.]
HolQeD v9n3p9
vInDa'
n
compatriot, community member, cohort, fellow citizen [STID]
qepHom 12
vIq
n
battle, combat (abstract)
KGT p47
vIqraq
n
artifact, work of art [More general than a visual piece of art. It covers that, but also an artifact (not in the archaeological sense), handicraft, gizmo, gadget, contraption, machine, device, etc. -- that is, something manufactured/made.]
qepHom 15
vIraS
N
France
TN!LK
vItHay'
n
the truth test
KCD
vItlh
v
be high, great (in quantity, size, intensity) [qepHom 2017, page 17: It's used for things that are measurable or quantifiable but not necessarily countable...For things you can count (like people) (as opposed to things you can measure using units of measure, like length or speed), you'd use {law'} almost all the time. But you'd use {vItlh} if the number of whatever it is you're talking about is higher than normal or greater than before or greater than what was expected.]
qepHom 15
vI'laS
n
fog, mist
qepHom 15
vol
n
pane, panel, sheet (not for bed)
qepHom 15
vorgh
v
be previous
qep'a' 23
vuj
v
expel, eject
qep'a' 23
vum
n
contemptible or despicable person, scumbag, bastard [STID]
qepHom 12
vun
v
order (in a restaurant, from a catalog, etc.)
qepHom 15
vung
v
cyclone, hurricane
qep'a' 24
vur
v
be modern, up-to-date, state-of-the-art
qep'a' 23
vuy
v
be helpful, supportive [STID]
qepHom 12

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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