S ghorqan
gor.'kan ] / [ gor.'kan ]
Klingon letters:

Gorkon (chancellor from ST6)

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

This word is a name so does not have a plural form.


message to David Yonge-Mallo of July 1st, 2018

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It's quite possible that ghorqon is an old form of the name "Gorkon" and, over time, the second [o] became modern [a] [...]

Since Hamlet's Gorkon and the later peacemaker Gorkon [from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country] are not the same person, and since Hamlet's Gorkon is the older, "legendary" one, we (meaning Maltz and I, and hopefully others) can be comfortable saying the Hamlet Gorkon pronounced his name the old way (the way it would have been pronounced during his time), namely ghorqon, and the peacemaker Gorkon pronounced his name the modern way: ghorqan.

(Marc Okrand in a message to David Yonge-Mallo of July 1st, 2018, see ➞ Gorkon)

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