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NEW CANONICAL KLINGON WORDS

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The words listed here are missing from the dictionary (added later by Dr. Okrand) or were expanded upon after its publication. This is list is compiled and maintained by Lieven L. Litaer, also known as the "Klingon Teacher from Germany". Note that some of these words might still be a little unsure, and the list is subject to additions, deletions, and emendations as our knowledge increases. Please send us suggestions for additional entries, realizing that only words from confirmed Okrand sources will be accepted, and the source must be cited.

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banan naH (n) banana
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

barat (n) India
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

buq (n) bag, sack, pouch, pocket
    When clarity is needed, one could say, for example, yopwaH buq "pants pouch" or wep buq "coat pouch" for "pants pocket" or "coat pocket," but when the context is clear, buq alone would suffice for "pocket."
    (qepHom 2010, email to Lieven, 15 November 2010)

beb mutlhwI' (n) roofer
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)


cha'neH (n) forearm
    (qep'a' 2011 [report missing source])

chIm (v) be drained
    [referring to dilithium crystals; addition to known meanings]
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)


De' jengva' (n)compact disc, CD
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

Denmargh (n) Denmark
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

DoS chIl (v) expression to say "to digress"
     So "I digress" would be {DoS vIchIl}.
    (Marc Okrand to Lawrence M. Schoen on 28 July 2008)

DoyIchlan (n) Germany
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)


ghantoH (n) model, example, pattern
    Maltz is assuming this refers to something one copies or refers to in making things -- or something along those lines.
    (email to Agnieszka, 15 january 2012)

gharlIq 'oQqar (n)garlic
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

ghay (v) spray, [bombard?]
    [can take {jorwI'} as its object]
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

ghIn (n) monastery
    This is a pretty general term for a religious community (and the term "religious" could be interpreted in various ways as well), so it can be modified. A ghIn'a' would be a pretty important monastery, for example.
    (qepHom 2010, email to Lieven, 15 November 2010)

While a ghIn could be a single building if that's all the monastery was, it could also refer to a group of buildings and accompanying grounds (gardens or whatever) -- the whole defined area where the members of the religious community live or work or do whatever they do there. It doesn't mean the group of people.
    (qepHom 2010, email to Lieven, 07 January 2011)

ghIrep naHmey (n) grapes
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)


HaSta jIH (n) television
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

Hun (n) /Khrun/, type of animal
    I didn't read that section of the opera myself, but I think I heard someone say it was a fast animal. The khrun is described in other resources as a Klingon riding animal. Note: this isn't the way we saw it in the draft of the opera. After being reminded that the name of the animal had been given a tlhIngan Hol rendering in Keith DeCandido's book "A Burning House", Marc Okrand decided to use the already published spelling.
    (email from ghunchu'wI' to the KLI's email discussion group on 22 August 2011)


jaQ (v) be deep
    so "shallow" would be jaQHa', but there may be another word for that he [Maltz] wasn't telling me.
    (email to Agnieszka, 15 january 2012)

jentu' (n) flightless aquatic bird
     So penguin is tera' jentu
    (Pat Duff on twitter, 11 august 2013)

jey'naS ghoqwI' (n, slang) double agent

    Maltz said the non-slang term 'o'wen could also be used for "double agent," but its meaning is a bit broader -- it's used to refer to someone (or something) of ambiguous status. As Maltz put it, "You're not quite sure if it's this or that. You think it's one thing, and it may be, but it may be another."
    (email to Agnieszka, 2 january 2012)

jorwI' (n) bomb
    [extension of "n. explosive" meaning]
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

jul (n) sun
    This is a general term for a planet's sun. It is not the name of a specific sun.
    (email from ghunchu'wI' to the KLI's email discussion group on 22 August 2011)

jungwoq (n) China
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)


la'SIv (n) turtle, tortoise
    Maltz told me about a Klingon animal that's kind of turtle-like called a la'SIv. So maybe "turtle" is tera' la'SIv.
    (email to loghaD, 3 august 2012)

le'mIS (n) blockade
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

le'yo' (n) pride
    Just to be clear, this describes an emotion, as opposed to a tribe of lions.
    (email from ghunchu'wI' to the KLI's email discussion group on 22 August 2011)

luHwI' tIH (n) tractor beam
    [an linear graviton beam used by starships and space stations to control the movement of external objects]
    (qepHom 2010, email to Lieven, 15 November 2010)


maDyar (n) Hungary
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

majyang (n) tile
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)

majyang mutlhwI' (n) tiler
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)

maSIr (n) Egypt
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

menggho' naH (n) mango
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

meyIS tIr (n) sweet corn
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

mI' nagh (n) playing dice, die
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

mIllogh (n) image, picture
    any sort of depiction, including drawings, photographs, cartoons, icons on 21st-century computers, and so on.
    (qepHom 2010, email to Lieven, 15 November 2010)

mIllogh qonwI' (n) camera
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

mutlh (v) construct, assemble, put together
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)

mutlhwI' (n) [untranslated]
    A mutlhwI' puts things together. So a ngogh mutlhwI' is not (necessarily) someone who makes bricks, but someone who takes bricks that are already made and assembles them into something (such as a building).
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)


ne'Derlan (n) The Netherlands
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

nIm tlhagh (n) butter
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

nIpon (n) Japan
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

nu'SIylan (n) New Zealand
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

nIyma' (n) "phantom" or "apparition"
    something that seems to appear, but isn't really there. It's not the same as {qa'} "ghost," which is the spirit of a dead person.
    (email from Marc Okrand, 23 November 2008)

noregh (n) Norway
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)


ngay' (n) glory
    wo' ngay' bochoqmeH bowIvlu'pu'! - You have been chosen to preserve the glory of the Empire!
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

nqIq (n) singular one, individual one
    There were two distinct examples of this word's use seen in the opera. One of them was obviously detailing how a group of warriors was killed one at a time: {ngIq nuv luHoH} "they killed the warriors one by one." The other was a thrice-repeated {ngIq tonSaw lo' 'ej...} "in one single move, he...", making it clear that each of several results was the result of the same action. I surmise that {ngIq} by itself could mean "the one and only". Again, I didn't copy the lyrics, and what I have written here is probably not exactly what was on the pages we inspected.
    (email from ghunchu'wI' to the KLI's email discussion group on 22 August 2011)

ngogh (n) block, lump, brick
    Maltz said he's seen humans eating yuch ngoghmey and found that strange.
    (qepHom 2010, email to Lieven, 15 November 2010)

ngogh mutlhwI' (n) bricklayer
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)

ngogh tun (n) pillow
    Maltz first said that Klingons don't have pillows and he wondered why anyone would want one. But he's seen them (somewhere) and knows what they are. So when pushed -- "If you have to call it something, what would you call it?" -- he said {ngogh tun}.
    (qepHom 2010, email to Lieven, 15 November 2010)


pan (v) spark, emit sparks
    As the duel between Kahless and Molor continues, the opera repeats a phrase several times: {pan qeylIS betleH 'ej jach molor 'etlh} "Kahless's batlh'etlh sparks and Molor's sword roars." I might not be remembering the lyrics exactly, so please don't take them as perfect canon.
    (email from ghunchu'wI' to the KLI's email discussion group on 22 August 2011)

patat 'oQqarmey (n) potatoes
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

per naHmey (n) pears
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

petqaD (n) a medical device
     ... used by the "surgeon [...] using a petqaD to bond broken bones in place [...]"
    (Haynes Klingon Bird of Prey manual, p. 107, November 2012)
     Maltz said it was a good word, though sort of technical.
    (email to Lieven, 13 december 2012)

pIlam naH (n) plum
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

pIQHa' (v) be indirect, be roundabout, be devious
    So pIQ would be "be direct."
    (email to Agnieszka, 2 january 2012)

pItSa' chab (n) pizza
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

portughal (n) Portugal
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

pu'jIn (n) map; plan
    [big piece of paper showing streets etc.]
    (qep'a' 2007)


    [construction plan, drawing, blueprint; addition to known meaning as "map")
    (email from Marc Okrand on 20 november 2009)


qatlhDa' (n) water pipe
    The kind that carries water from place to place, not what you use for smoking.
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)

qa' (v) replace
    Klingon forces replace original Monopoly bills. - Quj wa'DIch Monopoly Huch nav qa' tlhIngan QaS.
    [This verb has only been used in the noun {qa'meH vIttlhegh} so far, derived from quvqa'meH; here it's a verb.]
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

qa'naDa' (n) Canada
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

qarDaSQa' (n) Cardassian Union
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

qav'ap (n) value
    mortgage value - voHDajbo' qav'ap
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

qe'rot 'oQqar (n) carrot
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

qo'la' 'awje' (n) cola
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

qolqoS (n) core, the (important) core of a group
    (qep'a' 2007; http://www.kli.org/tlhIngan-Hol/2007/August/msg00021.html)

qoSta' (n) strip, tape (not necessarily sticky)
    (untranslated in TalkNow-CD, suggestion for a translation by SuStel, 2 November 2011)


QemjIq (n) hole (like a hole in the ground or in a tree)
    You can fill (teb) a QemjIq, but not a qung.
    (email to Agnieszka, 2 january 2012)

Qej (v) [?cherish?]
    Qo'noS romuluS je boSuqlaH. vabDot tera' Qejbogh DIvI' ram boSuqlaH.
Kronos, Romulus and even the puny Federation's precious Earth are all up for grabs.
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

QIn 'echletHom (n) postcard
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

QIncha' (n) /Krincha/, type of animal
    The English accompanying the opera said "Krincha, short and fierce". I found references to a "Krencha" in several places, including the KLI's Extended Corpus Project and the Memory Beta wiki. It is described as a large, quick lizard native to Qo'noS, variously said to have either four or six legs. I suspect that the opera's author intended to invoke that animal but misspelled its name.
    (email from ghunchu'wI' to the KLI's email discussion group on 22 August 2011)

QujwI' lIw (n) game token, lit. player stand-in
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

Qumran (n) scroll
     Maltz told me the word for "scroll" was Qumran, by the way.
     [referring to a letter written on a long piece of paper]
    (email to Lieven, 3 june 2013)

Qur (n) structure, organization, anatomy
    It means the way things fit together or the arrangement of the parts of something bigger.
    (qepHom 2011, email to Lieven of 25 October 2011)


rajma' (n) kidney
    (qep'a' 2011 [report missing source])

raSber naHmey (n) raspberries
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

raSya' (n) Russia
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

ray' tIr (n) rice
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

ren (v) design, map out, plan
    (qepHom 2011, email to Lieven of 25 October 2011)

renwI' (n) architect
    (qepHom 2011, email to Lieven of 25 October 2011)

rIt (v) summon
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

ron (v) roll, be rolling
    [of playing dice; addition to known meaning as aircraft term]
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

ronmoH (v) roll, throw
    [playing dice]
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

ruDelya' rop'a' (n) Rudellian plague
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)


Se'tu' (n) saucepan
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

Se'vIr malja' (n) publishing house
    (found at the publisher's page of the paq'batlh; Added: 24 October 2011)

Se'vIr (n) publication
    "a publication of any kind (print or otherwise)"
    (email from Marc Okrand to the publisher of paq'batlh, Added: 24 October 2011)

SIbI'Ha' (adv) later, eventually
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

Su'ghar qutmey (n) sugar
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

Sutra'ber naHmey (n)strawberries
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

Suverya' (n) Sweden
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

SuwomIy (n) Finland
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)


taSman (n) ditch
    (email to Agnieszka, 15 january 2012)

tIr ngogh (n) bread
    While thinking about food, he added that the word for "bread" is tIr ngogh.
    (qepHom 2010, email to Lieven, 15 November 2010)

tomat naHmey (n) tomatoes
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

tuqjIjQa' (n) United Kingdom
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

turIqya' (n) Turkey
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)


tlhapqa' (v) retrieve
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

tlhIngan 'IH qaD (n) Klingon beauty contest
    [lit. "Contest of handsome Klingon"; 'IH does not mean "beauty" here]
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

tlhIm (n) carpet, rug, also: blanket
    A tlhIm covers some sort of surface. tlhIm is commonly used for a fabric wall hanging (that might, for example, have a picture of the Klingon emblem on it). If a piece of cloth is displayed at the end of a pole, it is considered a joqwI' ("flag").
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)


vabDot (adv) even, including, also
    [the right meaning of this word is not yet clear]
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

vel (v) cover, coat, mask
    One can say rav vel tlhIm (the carpet covers the floor). When you lay a carpet, you don't use the verb mutlh. To say "lay a carpet," use rav velmeH tlhIm lo'.
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)

velwI' (n) coverer, coater, masker
    The person who lays the carpet.
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)

velqa' (n) replica
    Qang naQ velqa' - Chancellor's Cane Replica.
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

vey (n) set, pack, package
    veymey puS neH chenmoHlu'pu' - Limited Edition. [lit. "only few sets have been made."]
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

vIl (n) something which is "just there"
    The noun {vIl} is hard to define. Maltz had given a description of something which was immediately recognized as a speed bump by everyone present, but it was apparently intended not as an actual definition but as an example of something which is "just there". There is obviously an etymological relationship with and {vIlle'}, which is currently the best clue we have to its true meaning. ["Groupie" and "entourage" were suggested by those present at the time, but Marc didn't think they fit.]
    (qep'a' 2009; http://www.kli.org/tlhIngan-Hol/2009/July/msg00191.html)

vIlle' (n) minion
    The noun {vIlle'} means something close to "minion". [The word in English is often used to refer to a loyal or even fawning servant of someone who is typically considered powerful. Compare with "henchman", who has the same general job but is usually a mercenary.]
    (qep'a' 2009; http://www.kli.org/tlhIngan-Hol/2009/July/msg00191.html)

vIraS (n) France
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)


wab qoSta' 'aplo' (n) cassette
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

wan (v) be straight
    so "crooked" or "bent" would be wanHa'.
    (email to Agnieszka, 15 january 2012)

wejwa' (n) taste, flavor
    (email to Agnieszka, 2 january 2012)

wel (v) owe (someone)
    When someone has earned a reward but the prize is not yet available to be given, the person in charge of presenting it can say {qawel} "I owe you." It is probably also appropriate when you have convinced someone to give you some service or product with the understanding that you will pay for it later.
    (email from ghunchu'wI' to the KLI's email discussion group on 22 August 2011)

weQmoQnaQ (n) world wide web
     he [Maltz] did say that the closest thing to "World Wide Web" is weQmoQnaQ [...] This is not the same thing as the Internet.
    (email to Lieven, 11 November 2012)

wIlpuq (n) pudding
    (Marc Okrand to Lawrence M. Schoen at qep'a' 2008)

wun (v) be unprotected, be vulnerable
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)


yIr (v) gather
    This was used in a command for a warrior to gather his armor and weapons before a battle. Before seeing this word, I might have used {boS} "collect" to refer to packing for a trip. Now, {yIr} seems a better choice.
    (email from ghunchu'wI' to the KLI's email discussion group on 22 August 2011)

yISra'el (n) Israel
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)


'amerI'qa' SepjIjQa' (n) United States of America
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

'anyan 'oQqar (n) onion
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

'aplo' (n) container, box
    (untranslated in TalkNow-CD, suggestion for a translation by SuStel, 2 November 2011)

'aSralya' (n) Australia
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

'echlet (n) board
    game board - Quj 'echlet.
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

'echletHom (n) card
    [Can be used for playing cards and for a postcard]
    (Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011)

'elaDya' (n) Greece
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

'elI'jaH (n) unexpected / uninvited guest
    (qep'a' 2007 [report missing source])

'epIl naHmey (n) apples
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

'eSpanya' (n) Spain
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

'eQway (n) belly button
    (qep'a' 2011 [report missing source])

'Italya' (n) Italy
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)

'IvtIH (n) hip
    (qep'a' 2011 [report missing source])

'I'SeghIm (n) curmudgeon
    (email to Lieven 27 march 2012)

'o (excl) Oh!
    {'o} appears before a name used as direct address. As we saw it used, it acted a little like a vocative prefix: {'o qeylIS, qeylIS, qeylIS...} It seems to be an honorific exclamation, or maybe it's just used for direct address in general and doesn't actually have the implication of deference or reverence that I inferred. If it hadn't been consistently present when the opera "speaks to" Kahless, and consistently absent when it "speaks to" Molor, I might have ignored it as an unimportant background sound. English has almost exactly the same sound with pretty much the same meaning: "O Mouse, do you know the way out of this pool? I am very tired of swimming about here, O Mouse!" (from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
    (email from ghunchu'wI' to the KLI's email discussion group on 22 August 2011)

'och mutlhwI' (n) plumber
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)

'o'wen (n) double agent
    Maltz said the non-slang term 'o'wen could also be used for "double agent," but its meaning is a bit broader -- it's used to refer to someone (or something) of ambiguous status. As Maltz put it, "You're not quite sure if it's this or that. You think it's one thing, and it may be, but it may be another."
    (email to Agnieszka, 2 january 2012)

'ul pat mutlhwI' (n) electrician
    (email to Lieven, 9 january 2012)

'ul 'aplo'mey (n)batteries
    (TalkNow - Learn Klingon!, revealed 30 September 2011)



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