Dictionary - Inspired by the hit science fiction
series STAR TREK/NBC/1966-69, "The Klingon Dictionary" by Marc Okrand
(originally published by Pocket Books in 1985) is the
official guide to Klingon words and phrases including new
materials from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and sequel motion
According to the book's introduction, the dictionary
was created "under the auspices of the Federation Scientific
Research Council to record and analyze the language and culture
of the Klingons with goals of preparing an encyclopedia."
book is divided into two parts: grammatical sketch and
dictionary proper. Klingonese is a harsh, guttural-tongued
language. Some examples include:
- K'adlo - Thank You
- naDev ghos! - Come Here!
- Tlhlngan jlh - I am Klingon
- pahtk - a Klingon insult
- nuqneH - What do you want
- jIyajbe' - I don't understand
- pIch vIghajbe' - It's not my fault
- HIjol - Beam me aboard!
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