Everyday Klingon

Canonical Klingon is a precious and rare commodity, serendipitously
trickling down to us, whether as individual words which HolQeD is
fortunate enough to receive direct from Okrand or collections of sentences
painfully reconstructed from a Hallmark commercial. One surprising source
continues to be the Star Trek: The Next Generation trading cards put out by
SkyBox International, Inc. In HolQeD 3:4 the text of three Klingon cards
from the first season's deck were presented. Skybox appears to be
continuing this tradition, and a visit to a recent convention yielded up six
new cards, three from the second season and three from the recently released
third season deck. As with the original three, each card was translated into
Klingon by Marc Okrand.

From the Star Trek: Next Generation, second season card series by SkyBox
International, Inc.:

S7 qIvo'rIt pagh'e' K'Vort Class Pagh

qIvo'rIt toQDuj 'oH tlhIngan wo' Duj pagh'e'. ra' qarghan HoD.
DujvamDaq tlhIngan nuH tu'lu'bogh pov law' Hoch pov puS 'ej
DujvamDaq 'op SuvwI' tu'lu'bogh po' law' tlhIngan yo' SuvwI'
law' po' puS.

The Imperial Klingon Vessel Pagh is a K'vort-class-Bird-of-Prey under
the command of Captain Kargan. It has the best weapons and some
of the finest warriors in the Klingon fleet.

S8 Bat'telh, Klingon Sword of Honor

qaStaHvIS wa'maH puq poHmey, wo'rIv batleH ghaj qorDu'Daj.
nuja' tlhIngan wIch ja'wI'pu' yIntaHvIS qeylIS'e' lIjaHbe'bogh
vay' batlh 'etlhvam chenmoHlu'pu'.

Worf's bat'telh has been in his family for ten generations.
According to Klingon legend, this sword of honor descends from the
time of Kahless the Unforgettable.

S9 qaSDI' nenghep Age of Ascension

qaSDI' nenghep, qa' patlh chu' chav tlhIngan SuvwI'. poSDaq
nIHDaq je QamtaHvIS SuvwI'pu'. chaH jojDaq yItnISlopwI'.
luchovmeH 'oy'naQmey lo'.

The Age of Ascension marks a new level of spiritual attainment by a
Klingon warrior. The initiate must pass through a gauntlet of
warriors who test him with painsticks.

And, from the Star Trek: Next Generation, third season card series by SkyBox
International, Inc.:

S13 tlhIngan qorDu' potlh Klingon Family Values

qorDu' lurDechmeyna' pab tlhInganpu'. qorDu' SaHlu'chugh 'ej
matlhlu'chugh vaj wa' tlhIngan ghob potlhqu'. tlhIngan qorDu'
pong potlh law' Hoch potlh puS.

With strong family traditions, devotion and loyalty to family is one
of the most important Klingon virtues. Above all, the Klingon
family name is highly valued.

S14 tlhIngan nISwI' beH Klingon Disruptor Rifle

nISwI' HIch motlh HoS Hal qengwI' naQ tIq je lurarlu'bogh 'oH
tlhIngan nISwI' beH'e'. SuvwI' vI' Dub naQvam 'ej ray' HopDaq
bachlu'meH chuqna' ghurmoH naQvam.

The Klingon disruptor rifle is a standard hand held disruptor,
attached to an extended power supply stock. This serves to steady
the aim of a warrior and increase the effective range for distance

S15 tlhIngan may'Duj, qItI'nga Klingon Battlecruiser, K'Tinga-Class

wa'DIch tlhIngan Dujmey luleghlu'pu'bogh rur qItI'nga' Duj
tera' vatlh DIS poH cha'maH wej HochHom lo'lu'taH. tera' vatlh
DISpoH cha'maH loS bong QongmeH qItI'nga Duj tI'ang
ghompu' DIvI' 'ejDo' 'entepray'.

Similar in configuration to the first Klingon vessels encountered, the
K'Tinga-Class remained in use for most of the 23rd century. A
sleeper ship of this class, the T'Ong, was encountered in the 24th
century by the U.S.S. Enterprise.

And while these cards will surely bring us insights, questions, and much
discussion in the months ahead, one issue, the question about how to use
the conjunction je with more than two nouns is laid to rest by the copyright
notice on both cards:


™, ®, © je tera' DIS wa'-Hut-Hut-loS Paramount Pictures. Hoch
Paramount Pictures maIja' permey bIH Star Trek pong'e'
Deghmey'e' je'. bIH lo'
SkyBox International Inc. 'e' chaw.