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Klingonese,[1] or tlhIngan Hol,[citation needed] was the language of the Klingon species.[1]

Vocabulary Edit

General terms Edit

Original Translation/Description Usage
baktag an insult (potentially shit) spoken by Hassan the Undying in reference to Kardok[2]
baQa' damn[3] used by Kardok after he failed to kill Hassan[4]
Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam an exclamation (It is a good day to die[3]) spoken by a Klingon stationed on the Paulson Nebula listening post[5]
jol yIchu' activate beam[3] uttered by Vana Aleksandrov before being transported to the IKS GhIqtal[6]
petaQ an exclamation or insult spoken by B'vat toward Kardok and by Targan toward Thelin[7]
spoken by Kardok both directly and indirectly to Hassan[8]
spoken by J'dan toward Martin Madden[9]
spoken numerous other times[10][11][12][13]
Qapla' success[3] spoken by Komodo toward Kardok, Jason Fredricks, and their crews[14]
spoken by Jason toward Kardok[15]

Objects Edit

Original Translation/Description Usage
bat'leth a bladed weapon wielded by Kardok and B'vat in close combat[16]
d'k tahg a small bladed weapon wielded by M'Rel and used to kill a Nausicaan[17]

Religion Edit

Original Translation/Description Usage
Gre'thor equivalent to Hell mentioned by Kardok and B'vat[18][19]
used pejoratively by Kardok after killing Hassan the Undying[20]
Kuvah'magh the savior of our people translated by Thelin and spoken by Jason Fredricks, B'vat, and Targan[21]
Sto-vo-kor equivalent to Heaven mentioned by Kardok[22]

Words Edit

A list of common Klingon words, with Human English equivalents. Translations taken from Bing Translator.

Klingonese English English (literal)
baH fire fire
bangwI' my beloved my love
d'k tahg warrior's knife d'k tahg*
Du'cha on speakers on speakers
ghIqtal to the death to the death
kellicam measurement of distance (1 ke = 2 km) kellicam*
maj ram good night good night
Mauk-to'Vor a death/honor restoration ritual Mauk-to'Vor
nuqneH hello hello
parmaq an agressive form of love love
paramaqqay romantic partner companion
qa'meH quv replacers of honor with dishonor replacement honorable
qarDaSngan Cardassian Cardassian
QIn sow (as in seed) sow
quvHa' puqloD dishonored son the son of dishonor
romuluSngan Romulan Romulan
taHqeq epithet (an insult)
tajtiq a long knife knife
tera'ngan Human Terran
tlhIngan Klingon Klingon
to'ba epithet (an insult)
verengan Ferengi Ferengi
vulqangan Vulcan Vulcan
yan sword sword

* English equivalents marked with an asterisk have the same literal definition as their Klingonese counterparts.

Phrases Edit

Phrases from various Star Trek productions. Translations taken from Bing Translator.

Klingonese English
'ay'vamDaq nuHmey tIQeq Target weapons on this section
bortaS bIr jablu'DI' reH QaQqu' nay' Revenge is a dish which is best served cold
Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam It is a good day to die
jIlajneS. ghIj qet jaghmeyjaj I accept. May you enemies run with fear
matlh! jol yIchu'! Maltz! Activate beam!
Mok'Ta vor, kash a'VEH You are an enemy of my House
naDev ghoS Come here
nuqneH, qaleghneS What do you want? I am honored to see you
quv lughaj Archer HoD beqDaj je Captain Archer and his crew are honorable people
SoHvaD pagh vIjatlh, Human! I have nothing to say to you, Human!
taH pagh taHbe' To be or not to be
wIy cha' Show tactical display

Songs Edit

Drinking song:

Klingonese English
'ej 'Iw ngIb tISchoHlaHbe'bogh And the blood was ankle deep
'ej tISchoHlaHbe'bogh Doq qet bIQtIq skral And the River Skral ran deep red
Hoch jaj wovbe' jaj On the day above all days
ghorgh Heghpu' HoS'ar mIgh vIHoHqang qeylIS When Kahless killed evil Molor dead

The Warrior's Anthem:[23]

Klingonese English
Qoy! puqloD qeylIS. Hear! Sons of Kahless.
Qoy! puqbe' je. Hear! Daughters too.
may' 'Iw DaSay'moHtaHvIS choSay'moHlaH The blood of battle washes clean
SuvwI' yoH 'ej, teH. The Warrior brave and true.
maSuv, bang maH, 'ej vaj HoH maH. We fight, we love, and then we kill.
yIn meQ ngaj 'ej wov. Our lives burn short and bright,
vaj batlh Hegh 'ej vavma' yo' qIj maH nuqDaq Then we die with honor and join our fathers in the Black Fleet where
may' maH reH, may' vegh Eternal ghob. we battle forever, battling on through the Eternal fight.

Appendices Edit

Appearances Edit

Notes and references Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Trek: Final Voyages – "Zenith" (Act II), the Klingon language is named.
  2. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Lost City of Paradise" (Act III)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bing Translator
  4. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Lost City of Paradise" (Act III)
  5. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Hide and Seek" (Act III)
  6. Star Trek: Final Voyages – "Zenith" (Act III), Vana Aleksandrov calls for transport after capturing Jean-Luc Picard.
  7. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Past Imperfect"
  8. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Lost City of Paradise"
  9. Star Trek: Final Voyages – "Zenith" (Act III), J'dan calls Martin Madden a petaQ.
  10. Star Trek Out of Reality – "X" (Act III), Kardok calls Tommy Angelo a petaQ.
  11. Star Trek: Final Voyages – "Zenith, Part II" (Teaser), Kardok calls Miranda Kadohata a petaQ.
  12. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Undying" (Act I), Kardok calls Kadek a petaQ.
  13. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Undying" (Act II), Kardok calls Hassan a petaQ.
  14. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Undying" (Act III), Komodo wishes success to his comrades.
  15. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Undying" (Act III), Jason bids Kardok farewell and success.
  16. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Past Imperfect" (Act III)
  17. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Undying" (Act II), M'Rel uses his d'k tahg in combat.
  18. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Past Imperfect" (Act III)
  19. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Night of the Comet"
  20. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Undying" (Act II), Kardok ushers Hassan into Gre'thor.
  21. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Past Imperfect"
  22. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Undying" (Act II), Kardok hopes his sister's soul will find peace in Sto-vo-kor.
  23. Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Doomsday Device" (Act III)

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