New words released at qepHom 2011

qepHom 2011 was the tenth anniversary qepHom in Saarbrücken. It happened on 11.11.11. Maltz has provided some words which were printed as a letter in the qepHom booklet.

qepHom details

Marc Okrand attended as a guest and published the book paq'batlh: The Klingon Epic.

List of new words

The following table sorts them by Klingon alphabetical order. Click on one of the titles to sort otherwise.

word type translation note
Qur n. structure, organization the way things fit together
ren v. design, map out, plan
renwI' n. designer can also be used for "architect"

Not so new words

In addition to the really new words, the following words were written down by Agnieszka Solska at qep'a' 2011, but somehow came to public few months later at qepHom 2011 :
cha'neH forearm
'IvtIH hip
rajma' kidney
'eQway belly button


The difference between ren and 'ogh invent is that 'ogh implies creating something that hasn't been created before. ren also is different from nab plan which is used for planning an event (or a battle strategy or whatever), just as the noun nab "plan" cannot be used to refer to blueprints. For that, the word pu'jIn is used.

During this qepHom, some students took the chance and asked Okrand for details on the usage of some words.

  • ghungHa' can be used to say "not hungry any more", after having eaten something. The same would also work with 'ojHa' (1)
  • The verb DIng is intransitive just like the verb jIr, but he did not explain their difference. (David Yonge-Mallo) That difference was explained later. Click on the word's definition above.
  • The verbs ghur and nup are intransitive; The transitive forms have -moH.(2)
  • The difference between the verbs reH and Quj is: reH applies to unstructured play, whereas Quj refers to structured play (with rules).(3)
    Felix Malmenbeck added: I asked Marc if one could say SuvwI' ghaH 'e' reH puq ("The child plays that he's/she's a warrior"). He rejected that sentence, but accepted SuvwI' ghaH 'e' ghet puq reHtaHvIS. He also accepted the sentence maQoch 'e' wIQochbe' ("We agree to disagree").(4)
  • Soj refers not just to food, but anything consumed for sustenance (i.e., "food" in a more general sense than "solid food"); Sop, tlhutlh, and 'ep are verbs which can be applied to different kinds of Soj.(5)

See also


1 : reported by Lieven L. Litaer in a message to the mailing list of Tue, 15 Nov 2011 link

2 , 3 , 5 : reported by David Yonge-Mallo in a message to the mailing list of Mon, 14 Nov 2011 link

4 : message to the mailing list of Mon, 14 Nov 2011 link


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