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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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wab
n
sound, noise
NEWS
wab HevwI'
n
radio
TN!LK
wab labwI'
n
radio transmitter [This is used for broadcaster, radio service, etc. It can also be used for the device that does the transmitting. If a distinction must be made, the device is wab labwI' jan.]
qep'a' 24
wab qoSta' 'aplo'
n
cassette, audiotape
TN!LK
wabDo
n
Mach [As a spelling convention, wab Do speed of sound is written as two words. When used as a measurement term ("Mach"), it's written as one word (wabDo). The pronunciation (and, for that matter, meaning) is the same.]
qepHom 15
wal
v
vibrate, be in a state of vibration [move in a fast repetitive way, like a guitar string]
qep'a' 24
wan
v
be straight [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
wanHa'
v
be crooked, bent [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-15]
qepHom
wanI'
n
effect [e.g. Herghqoq wanI' placebo effect]
qepHom 15
waqboch
n
a bird with a very long beak
HolQeD v10n4p5
waQ
n
months from now
HolQeD v8n3p3
war
n
column (in a table or spreadsheet)
qepHom 2015 p.21
waS
v
be wrong, awry
qepHom 15
way
n
sound of letter w [alphabet]
qep'a' wa'maH javDIch
way
v
be striped
qep'a' 24
wa' rutlh qam Do Duj
n
unicycle
qepHom 15
wa'chaw
n
spreadsheet, table
qepHom 2015 p.21
wejwa'
n
flavor, taste [Marc Okrand email 2012-01-02]
qepHom
wel
v
owe (someone)
qep'a' wa'maH chorghDIch
welwelwel
excl
sound made by a stereotypic targh [The number of times this syllable is repeated is variable. This is an imitative word and there are variations. And not everyone uses it in the first place.]
qep'a' 24
wen
n
months ago
HolQeD v8n3p3
weQmoQnaQ
n
World Wide Web
qepHom 11
wer
v
be creased, be wrinkled
qep'a' 24
wermoH
v
crease, wrinkle
qep'a' 24
wev
n
row (in a table or spreadsheet)
qepHom 2015 p.21
wID
v
massacre (connotes indiscriminate killing) [STID]
qepHom 12
wIl
n
spike [Marc Okrand email to Qov August 2012]
misc
wIlpuq
n
pudding [like butterscotch?]
qep'a' wa'maH vaghDIch
woch
v
be tall [Star Mitzvah reward: comparison]
HolQeD v13n1p9
wogh
v
transgress, do more than is acceptable [{bIwogh} might be translated "You go too far."]
HolQeD, v12n3p9
wol
v
be creased, be folded
qep'a' 24
wolmoH
v
crease, fold
qep'a' 24
wom
v
peck [used for both eating and attacking by pecking]
HolQeD v10n4p5
wovmoHwI'
n
light (lamp)
BoP Poster
wovmoHwI' moQ
n
light bulb
TN!LK
wo'rIv
proper n
Worf
HolQeD v4n3p4
wuD
v
snore [Breathe more noisily than {jev}.]
HolQeD, v12n4p8
wun
v
be unprotected, vulnerable
Monopoly
wuS rItlh naQ
n
lipstick
TN!LK

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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