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Grammar and quality check for a Klingon warning notice for server room

You're on the right track! Needs some work, though. SoH ghuHmoH jIH! means "You're. The view screen warns!" Klingon pronouns are absorbed by pronomial prefixes: qaghuHmoH! = "I warn you!" You could ...
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Which language is more fully developed, Klingon or Quenya/Sindarin?

Definitely Klingon Although Tolkien's writings on Quenya and Sindarin are extensive, there simply isn't enough to carry on realistic conversations; unless you're willing to go into some of the fan ...
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Can Spock speak Klingon?

As Broklynite mentions in the comments, the reason a picture of Spock was used is likely because he is the most recognizable symbol of Star Trek, and that picture in particular. As for whether or not ...
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Why is Torg a common example in Klingon examples on Duolingo?

Star Trek III crystallized the modern portrayal of Klingons in the Star Trek universe and so its characters are important for that reason. Torg may have been unimportant in general, but the film in ...
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What does this reportedly Klingon text say in Revenge of the Sith?

This isn't Klingon. According to the Font of All Knowledge, there are three more or less commonly used scripts for Klingon. KLI pIqaD is the standard: Earlier script efforts do not correlate with ...
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Was the pronunciation of the name Kahless changed deliberately for Discovery?

It was not changed deliberately, but rather through a series of what might be called accidents. In some ways, this change resembles the evolution of how words are pronounced in natural languages, and ...
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What must a Klingon do in order to be considered a Dahar Master?

According to The Klingon Art of War, the title of 'Dahar Master' is bestowed upon a very small number of legendary Klingon warriors by the Emperor, or presumably by the Chancellor. There doesn't seem ...
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Was Klingon language dialog "accurate"?

Accurate "Okrandian" Klingon was used in most of the feature films, but not in most of the TV episodes. As noted by Ronald D. Moore, how the Klingon language was dealt with was usually left to ...
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What does Klingon Captain Nu'Daq say when losing the B'aht Qul challenge to Data?

From the screenplay NU'DAQ: (counting in Klingon) Wa'... Cha'... Wej -- Data puts him down without the slightest strain. NU'DAQ: (amazed) Maw' tok. The KlingonWiki (and various other ...
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Are there words in Klingon for different types of numbers (ex. integers, rational numbers, etc.)?

Word of Okrand The closest thing to that that I’m aware of is an article by Mark Okrand in the March 1996 issue of HolQeD: The Journal of the Klingon Language Institute. Unfortunately, that doesn’t ...
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Is there a Klingon word for "curiosity"?

For the most part, Klingon doesn't often use nouns to speak of moods, states or behaviors; it is more likely to use verbs. For example, rather than saying "She is renowned for her cunning.", you ...
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Can Spock speak Klingon?

According to the original script for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Spock can't speak Klingon. If he did, then he would have a) noticed that Uhura's Klingon was bizarrely formal and b) ...
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What is the Klingon Onomotopoeia for laughing?

For what it's worth, the Klingon word for "to laugh" is Hagh. That's onomotopoeic enough, I would think.
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Is the Klingon alphabet inspired by Tibetan alphabet?

The Klingon language was not based on any other language, but was crafted by a professional linguist, Dr. Marc Okrand, to work as its own language: "...the producers called on professional linguist ...
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Is this real Klingon?

Nope, it's not Klingon. For the record, "Kill Kirk." would be qIrq yIHoH! Not sure what a proper translation of "Hallelujah!" would be. Perhaps Qapla''a'! ("Great success!").
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What does the Klingon say to Odo?

According to the script1, the line (with translation) is: Drex: Lohd Zoss-lee chaw-KU sohk jaTAL? (Does your mother let you talk to men?) Deep Space Nine Season 4 Episode 1: "The Way of the ...
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What does the Klingon phrase in this ritual mean?

From the original screenplay; Both parties look expectantly at Picard. K'Ehleyr hands the painstik to Picard. He moves forward and stands before K'mpec's corpse. PICARD: Qab... jIH... nagil (Face me ...
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What is the translation of the song sung on the Rotarran?

According to Memory Alpha this is the "Warriors Anthem": Hear! Sons of Kahless. Hear! Daughters too. The blood of battle washes clean The Warrior brave and true. We fight, we love, and then ...
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What does Worf say in Klingon in the TNG episode "All Good Things"?

The original screenplay identifies it thusly. [Worf works a console for a moment.] WORF: (to com) Tos Vah'cha Worf, do'lo jegh! (This is Governor Worf, we surrender!)
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Dog training commands in Klingon

According to Mark Okrand's The Klingon Dictionary we have ba' (sit) mev (cease/stop) chol (get close/come here) I can't help you with tsch
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Is there a Klingon word for "curiosity"?

Some composites that fit the definition: Sov'neh (lit. knowledge-hungry), or Sov'nej (lit. knowledge-seeking)
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Is the Klingon language fully realized, or just a handful of disconnected phrases?

I am a speaker of Klingon. It is a full-fledged language, in the sense that it has a developed grammar and thousands of words, though it is lacking vocabulary for some things. In some contexts, it ...
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What is the Klingon translation of the word "character" in the sense of a written symbol?

The word [ngutlh] is listed by the Klingon Language Institute as meaning "letter, written character, glyph". This word was introduced at the 2016 Saarbrucken QepHom, a meeting of the KLI for which ...
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What is a lo'Be Vos?

Long story short: No idea. Long story long: Sadly, most of the Klingon heard in the various Star Trek series is pure gibberish, made up to sound good rather than to fit in with the established ...
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Why is Kahless spelt/pronounced like that?

I have what amounts to an educated guess about how the spelling and pronunciation diverged in the way that they did, but I cannot really prove any of it. First, how it came to be pronounced with a ...
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Why is Torg a common example in Klingon examples on Duolingo?

Torg was captured by the Federation in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and the preface to Marc Okrand's book on the Klingon language, The Klingon Dictionary The Official Guide to Klingon Words ...
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Do Klingon place names have literal meanings in Klingonese?

This is addressed in the semi-canon reference Klingon for the Galactic Traveler written by Mark Okrand. The origins of most Klingon place names are not known, having been lost to history. ...
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What does Worf say in Klingon in the TNG episode "All Good Things"?

According to a Klingon dictionary the words from your transcript excerpt translate as follows: toS = climb vaH = holster, sheath, knife case cha = torpedoes Worf = Worf Do = velocity, speed lo = ? ...
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