> Time for the ritual post-qep'a' question: Any new words from Okrand this year?
A cadre of grammarians had the opportunity to preview a section of a
Klingon opera. In it we noted a smattering of tlhIngan Hol spellings
for names of various places, people, and plants. Someone wrote them
down, but I did not think them important enough at the time to record
them myself. I do recall that Suto'vo'qor was confirmed as correct.
There were three nouns we had not seen before:
maQ "omen, sign"
ruS "bond", as between blood brothers
The first two give standalone meanings to already-existing morphemes
(see maQmIgh and ruStay in TKD). A running joke has been going for
many years about wanting a word for "deluxe apartment in the sky"; we
now know to say chalqach pa''a'. :)