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Questions tagged [klingon-language]

The Klingon language (tlhIngan Hol) is the language of the Klingons in the Star Trek universe. Its basic sound was created by James Doohan (“Scotty”), and its grammar and a wider vocabulary were later created by Marc Okrand. Use this tag with the [star-trek] tag.

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What does Worf say in Klingon in the TNG episode “All Good Things”?

I was rewatching "All Good Things" from ST:TNG. In the scene when the Klingons attack the USS Pasteur, Captain (Beverly) Picard tells Worf to signal their surrender. Worf replies with Tos Vah'cha ...
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Is there a Klingon word for “curiosity”?

I was looking for a Klingon word for "curiosity" but I was unable to find one. In the dictionary, there are words for scientist (tej), science (QeD), research (Qul), analysis (poj), smart ('ong/vai), ...
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Are there words in Klingon for different types of numbers (ex. integers, rational numbers, etc.)?

I have been looking for several translations for words such as "integer" and "decimal number" (A number with digits past the decimal point), and I realized that there don't seem to be translations for ...
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What is the Klingon translation of the word “character” in the sense of a written symbol?

I have been searching for a suitable translation for this, but the best I have gotten is the word ghItlh which is a verb meaning "write, engrave, incise, mark (upon)." I am unsure if there is some ...
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What does Klingon Captain Nu'Daq say when losing the B'aht Qul challenge to Data?

In TNG's "The Chase", Nu'Daq challenges Data to the B'aht Qul and loses. He utters something after this that I cannot find online, except in a transcript that suggests he says "Maw' tok!" A reference ...
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Why is Kahless spelt/pronounced like that?

Per the Wikipedia Entry, Kahless (pronounced: /keɪ̯.lɛs/ [kay-les] or /keɪ̯.lɪs/ [kay-lis]; Klingon pIqaD letters: "qeylIS") is a messianic figure in Klingon history, who unified the Klingon people ...
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Why is Torg a common example in Klingon examples on Duolingo?

I don't know if this is on-topic or not, but it has to do with Star Trek, so I think it is. Anyway, I use the site Duolingo to learn a few languages. One of the recent additions, after much tinkering, ...
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Corpus of Klingon texts [closed]

I am not sure if this should be asked here or on Linguistics.SE. It seems that Klingon is the most developed fantasy language. That fits well with writing a translator as an exercise in programming ...
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Is this real Klingon?

From the movie Garden State, there's a scene where a minor character claims to speak Klingon. After speaking [Klingon], he says the translation is: "Kill Kirk", and also, "Hallelujah", depending ...
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What is a lo'Be Vos?

In the TNG episode Aquiel, a Klingon officer is being questioned for possible involvement in the death of a Starfleet officer on a subspace relay. Worf snarls at him; WORF: Have the courage to ...
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Was Klingon language dialog “accurate”?

In many episodes of both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, characters speak the Klingon language (which is mysteriously untranslated by the ever-puzzling Universal ...
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What must a Klingon master do in order to be considered a Dahar Master?

Memory Alpha describes a Dahar Master as: a Klingon warrior who had reached a legendary status among his peers and subordinates. And Memory Beta: Dahar Master is the title given to Klingons, ...
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Is the Klingon alphabet inspired by Tibetan alphabet?

The Wikipedia article on the Klingon language has an unreferenced statement that the Klingon alphabet was inspired by the Tibetan alphabet. The closest references to that statement are to Klingon FAQ ...
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What does the Klingon say to Odo?

In the beginning of "The Way of the Warrior," Klingons harass Morn, and Odo comes to his aid. One Klingon insults him in his own tongue. Garak tells him that "Odo has no mother." Is it known what the ...
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Do Klingon place names have literal meanings in Klingonese?

On Earth, proper names are often derived from words, often from an archaic language, to describe the place or object, or sometimes to express some ideal which the namers wish to associate with the ...
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Which language is more fully developed, Klingon or Quenya/Sindarin?

It is well-known that Tolkien's forte is linguistics and he created various fictional languages in his writings. Although Klingon language started off kind of slow, it's emerged as a viable language, ...
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Have any movies or TV shows been dubbed into Klingon? [closed]

I've been reading questions on here recently about the Klingon language, and how works of literature have been or are being translated into it. Taken a step further, have any movies or TV shows been ...
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Can Spock speak Klingon?

A Guardian article on a lawsuit relating to the Klingon language has a photo of Spock. Obviously, he isn't a Klingon, but can he speak the language? A search of Memory Alpha has no mention of it.
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Grammar and quality check for a Klingon warning notice for server room

I am writing a tri-lingual sign for my personal server room (English, Klingon and Matoran). I know a few words in Klingon and some of the basic grammar e.g. (OVS sentence structure). I also possess ...
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Do Klingons refer to their battleships as “she”?

By long tradition in the English-speaking world, ships are called "she". This tradition (which may predate English) continues in referring to the U.S.S. Enterprise, according to the star trek ...
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Was Huttese based on Klingon?

I came across the below image 'Huttese' script from Star Wars: It struck me immediately as bearing a strong resemblance to Klingon script: So, my question is, is there any evidence to suggest that ...
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Why are bat'leths “swords”?

Bat'leths are generally referred to as swords. Bat'leth translates as "sword of honor". And, for example, Kahless's bat'leth is called the Sword of Kahless Yet here is a generic definition of ...
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Is there any more Klingon Opera?

In 'Unification Pt II' in TNG, Worf walks into a bar and requests some Klingon Opera. It goes like this: Now I quite liked what I heard in that scene and I was ...
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Klingon for 'arrow'?

I'm running a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. There are orcs in this campaign. There's going to be a scene with Orcs where they will speak their native language: Giant. I've decided to use Klingon to ...
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What is the Klingon Onomotopoeia for laughing?

Most Onomotopoeia (words that indicate a sound by being similar in structure to the sound like "haha" or "meow") for laughing in human languages are some variation on "haha" or "hehe" or something ...
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Klingon unit of distance in space

In The Search for Spock and The Final Frontier, the respective bridge officers of Captain Kruge and Captain Klaa's ships use "kellikams" (perhaps "kellicams") as a unit of distance in space. An ...
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Is there a Klingon word for kitten?

According to Bing Translator 'kitten' (in English) translates as 'kitten' (In Klingon). Not that Klingons would enjoy the company of a fluffy kitten; but this is the internet. Surely there must be ...
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Within-universe, is Klingon a constructed language?

From the perspective of viewers of the Star Trek franchise, Klingon is a constructed language, constructed by the creators of the franchise. It is probably one of the most famous constructed languages,...
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Is there a transcript of Uhura's conversation with the Klingons?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, there is a scene on Kronos where Uhura leaves the shuttle to converse with the Klingons. What was the conversation about? Is there a transcript?
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Is the Klingon language the only constructed language seen on-screen?

Alien races speak their own languages, Vulcans, Romulans "Rihannsu ", and others. Is the Klingon language the only constructed language seen on screen? If so, why did it receive more attention than ...
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What is this Klingon Santa saying?

I just received this by e-mail: Can anyone fluent in Klingon translate what this Klingon Santa is saying?
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Was Klingon used in any of the Star Wars movies?

A comment on this SE question stated: Klingon is a real Earth language, but it's only heard in the second movie and never shown printed. I couldn't find any references to that. Was Klingon used ...
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Why did the Klingon language flourish?

I've been thinking recently about the development of the Klingon language, and how it started off as a few small phrases developed by James Doohan (Scotty) and was developed into a full language over ...
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Is the Klingon language fully realized, or just a handful of disconnected phrases?

I watch Big Bang Theory a lot and notice they sometimes speak to each other in Klingon and I remember at one point seeing a poster, when I was little, with a bunch of Klingon phrases for like, "where ...