Everyday Klingon

HolQeD article of vol. 5 issue 3, September 1996, page 15

Written by Marc Okrand; Originally published in HolQeD, the quarterly journal of the Klingon Language Institute, Flourtown, PA, ISSN 1061-2327.


Transcription of SkyBox trading cards S25, S26 and S27.


[Written by Lawrence M. Schoen. Some minor and obvious typos were corrected.]

The Klingon cards from the fifth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation have come to our attention, and SkyBox International Inc appears to have more than made up for the brief content of season four (reprinted in the last issue of HolQeD). The cards' text is again attributed to Marc Okrand suggesting that these are canonical phrases.

S25 tlhIngan vaS'a' – Klingon Great Hall

juHqo'Daq vaS'a' tu'lu'. ngoch luchermeH 'ej wo' San luwuqmeH pa' ghom tlhIngan yejquv DevwI'pu'. DaH che' ghawran. yejquv DevwI' moj ghawran 'e' wuqta' cho' 'oDwI' Dapu'bogh janluq pIqarD HoD.

On the Homeworld, there is a great hall where the leaders of the Klingon High Council meet to determine policy and decide upon the fate of the Empire. Gowron currently presides, named leader of the High Council by Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who was acting as Arbiter of Succession.

S26 lurSa' be'etor je – Lursa and B'Etor

DuraS tuq tlhIngan yejquv patlh luDub 'e' reH lunIDtaH DuraS be'nI'pu' lurSa' be'etor je. ngoQvam luchavmeH ghawran maghpu' be'nI'pu'. woQ luSuqmeH jIjpu' chaH romuluSngan'e' je.

The sisters of the House of Duras, Lursa and B'Etor, are constantly seeking a higher standing for the House of Duras within the Klingon High Council. To this end, the sisters have acted against Gowron, going as far as to work with Romulan factions in order to gain power.

S27 Qo'noS – Klingon Homeworld

tlhIngan wo' yuQmey chovlu'chugh Qo'noS potlh law' Hoch potlh puS. roD 'oHvaD juHqo' ponglu' neH. pa' 'oHtaH vaS'a' 'e'. tlhIngan qum waw' 'oH. yoq yIn yuQ 'oH Qo'noS'e'. yInSIp voQSIp je ngaS muDDaj.

The principal planet of the Klingon Empire, Qo'noS is usually referred to as simply "The Homeworld." This is where the Klingon Great Hall is located, the center of the Klingon government. Qo'noS is a class-M planet with an oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere.

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