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Plan:

  • Take the names of Klingons from this page.
  • Isolate a few phonemes.
  • Clean up the orthography.
  • Make some words.
  • Create a grammar including at least a few "battle for / from battle / causing battle" affixes.
  • Make some words.

Notes to self:

  • Try to keep as many vowels as possible.
  • Don't just make some weird nonconcatenative thing just because you can.
  • If you want, make a graveyard of rare graphemes/phonemes and explain why you cut them.
  • Remember: this is inherently arbitrary. Sometimes something just looks bad to you!

The canonical tlhIngan Hol has a bad <insert complaint here>. What if it had a slightly different <that thing you mentioned>?

Just to be clear, I am aware that Klingon culture and language is monolithic in Star Trek lore, and for that to be otherwise would be unusual. I'm not sure how this language would fit into that. This is not necessarily an improvement, and it is not official.

You can leave any criticism in the talk page.

I plan on having at least a few derivational affixes which can be attached to words to reframe them in the scope of a battle.

Phonology[]

Note: The old phonology chart is in the talk page.

The Darn Apostrophe[]

If you've seen enough alien languages, you'll realize the apostrophe is really overused in them. Klingon names are the same, but I've come up with a "solution".

I've decided that the apostrophe indicates a tonal difference, which might end up being pitch accent. Because I basically have full reign over how this works, I have used the following rules:

  1. There are two tones, low tone and high tone.
  2. Low tone is more common and is unmarked. The start of high tone is indicated using an apostrophe.
  3. From the apostrophe, high tone goes until the next vowel.
  4. If that vowel is the final vowel, high tone extends across all subsequent consonants.
  5. If that vowel is not the final vowel, high tone stops at that vowel, and the next consonants have low tone.

Overall, this is pretty normal, except maybe for the part where tone can apply to specific consonants in the onset, or none of them.

List of Klingon Names[]

These are names which I find particularly useful because they obviously aren't in tlhIngan Hol. Some of them are built for the Hol (like T'kuvma as tIquvma' if I recall correctly), but the way they are written is obviously different. These can help make sure the language has a distinctive look and feel from the Hol.

The left is the original orthography unchanged. Then comes a phonetic equivalent. As the language I'm creating crystallizes, I will change the phonetic equivalents and put phonological equivalents after them.

Notes about Phonemes:

  • If tone is not shown, the tone is assumed to be low throughout the whole word.


Klingon Names
Name Bare Phonemes Sounds (not yet)
Amar /amar/
Antaak /antaak/
A'trom /a↑trom/
Atul /atul/
Azetbur /azetbur/
Ba'el /ba↑el/
Ba'ktor /ba↑ktor/
Barak-Kadan /barak kadan/
Bar'el /bar↑el/
Barot /barot/
B'Etor /b↑etor/
B'iJik /b↑ijik/
Bo'rak /bo↑rak/
Brok'tan /brok↑tan/
Brota /brota/
Bu'kaH /bu↑kah/
Chang /chang/
Ch'Pok /ch↑pok/
Ch'Rega /ch↑rega/
Ch'Targh /ch↑targh/
Chu'vok /chu↑vok/
Darok /darok/
Arne Darvin This is canonically not a Klingon name.
Dax /dax/
Dennas /dennas/
D'Ghor /dghor/
Divok /divok/
Doran /doran/
Drex /drex/
Duras /duras/
Eric-Christopher This name can be ignored.
Gi'ral /gi↑ral/
Gorkon /gorkon/
Goroth /goroth/
Gowron /gowron/
Grafk /grafk/
Grilka /grilka/
G'trok /g↑trok/
Hij'qa /hij↑qa/
H'ohk /h↑ohk/
Hon-Tihl /hon tihl/
H'ta /h↑ta/
Huraga /huraga/
Huss /huss/
Japar /japar/
Ja'rod /ja↑rod/
J'Dan /j↑dan/
Jodmos /jodmos/
K'noch /k↑noch/
K'orin /k↑orin/
K'vort /k↑vort/
Kahless /kahless/
Kahlest /kahlest/
Kahmar /kahmar/
Kali /kali/
Kang /kang/
Karana /karana/
Kargan /kargan/
Katogh /katogh/
Kaybok /kaybok/
Kaz /kaz/
Kee-Bhor /kee bhor/
Keedera /keedera/
K'Ehleyr /k↑ehleyr/
Kell (Ambassador) /kell/
Kerla
Klaa
Klaang
Klag (Governor)
Klag (Lieutenant)
Klavek
K'mpec
K'mtar
K'Nera
K'Nor
Kobor
Kodrak
Kohlar
Kol (Klingon)
Kol-Sha
Kolana
Kolax
Kolos (Klingon)
Koloth
Konmel
Kor
Koral (Klingon)
Korath
Korax
Kornan
Korok (Captain)
Korok (General)
Koroth
Korrd
Korris
Kortar
Koth
Kozak
Kras
K'Ratak
Krelik
Krell (22nd century)
Krell (23rd century)
K'Rene
K'retok
Kruge
K'Tal
K'Temang
K'Temoc
K'Trelan
Kulge
Kunivas
Kurak
Kuri
Kurn
K'Vada
K'Vagh
K'Vok
L
L'Rell
Laneth
Larg (Captain)
Larna
Leskit
Linkasa
L'Kor
L'Naan
Lorgh
Lukara
Lurkan
Lursa
Lursa (mirror)
M
M'Nea
M'Rek
M'tokra
Magh
Maltz
Mara
Marab
Martok
Miral
Mogh
Molor
Morag
Morak
Morath
Morka
Mow'ga
M'Rel
Mur'Eq
N
N'Garen
Noggra
Nu'Daq
O
Or'Eq
Orak (Klingon)
Ortikan
P
Pahash
Miral Paris
R
M'Kota R'Cho
Reclaw (Second Dynasty)
Reclaw (Third Dynasty)
Rejac
Rodek
Rorg
Alexander Rozhenko
Rurik the Damned
Rynar
S
Sabak
Sarpek the Fearless
Shannara
Shenara
ShiVang
Shovak
Silrek
Sirella
Sompek
Sorval
Stex
Synon
T
T'Kuvma
T'vis
Talij
Tanas
Tavana
Tel-Peh
Telok
Tenavik
T'Greth /tgreth/
Thopok
T'Kar /tkar/
Toq
Torak (Governor)
Toral /to.ral/
Toral
Toral, son of Duras
W'mar /wmar/

Grapheme Graveyard[]

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