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SkyBox Cards

There have been a few Star Trek trading cards with Klingon text. Since they were made by Marc Okrand, they are canon. They give us lots of nice Klingon phrases.

Some of the phrases give us more questions than answers so they should be handled with a grain of salt.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season One


#99 - Qu'

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season One


#SP1 - Qo'noS wo'

#SP2 - SuvwI' taj

#SP3 - tlhIngan wIy

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Two


#S7 - qIvo'rIt pagh'e'

#S8 - Bat'leth

#S9 - qaSDI' nenghep

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Three


#S13 - tlhIngan qorDu' potlh

#S14 - tlhIngan nISwI' beH

#S15 - tlhIngan may'Duj qItI'nga'

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Four


#S19 - QumwI'

#S20 - Ha'quj

#S21 - Soj

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Five


#S25 - tlhIngan vaS'a'

yejquv DevwI' moj ghawran 'e' wuqta' cho' 'oDwI' Dapu'bogh janluq pIqarD HoD

SkyBox Card #26 - 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.
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.

  • 1. The adverbial reH should precede the pronoun 'e', because adverbs usually come at the beginning of a sentence(1). It is unknown why this mistake occurs here, but one may believe that Marc Okrand was mistaken to think of 'e' here as a conjunction.
  • 2. There is a type 7 suffix -taH on the second verb, which is not allowed(2).
  • 3. It is recommended to follow the rules of TKD, at least until we know why this phrase is obviously breaking them.

#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.

  • The English text makes clear that juHqo' ("homeworld") is the name, hence the object of the verb pong name.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Six


#S31 - Hegh bey

#S32 - 'oy'naQ

#S33 - So'wI'

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Seven

#S37 - Bloodwine

#S38 - Romance

#S39 - Opera


#031 / 01H - Klingon Bird-of-Prey

#032 - Klingon K't'inga class battle cruiser

#033 / 02H - Klingon vor'cha class attack cruiser

#079 - Symbol of the Klingon Empire

Notes on the used Skybox pIqaD


See also


1 : The Klingon Dictionary p. 55

2 : The Klingon Dictionary p. 66

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