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Author(s): Marc Okrand
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published: 1 December 1985
1 January 1992 (updated edition)
Pages: 192 (updated edition)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671543490 (paperback)
ISBN 067174559X (updated edition)
ASIN B003BFXAQM (Kindle)


From the book jacket
Finally, a comprehensive sourcebook for Klingon language and syntax! The only one of its kind, this dictionary includes fundamental grammar rules, words, and expressions that illustrate the nature of the complex Klingon culture, as well as:
  • A precise pronunciation guide
  • Commands in Clipped Klingon
  • Proper use of affixes and suffixes
  • Conjunctions, exclamations and superlatives
  • Simple and complex sentence structure
Plus: The Klingon translation and pronunciation of representative phrases like "Always trust your instincts", "Activate the transport beam", and "Surrender or die!"

Excerpts of copyrighted sources are included for review purposes only, without any intention of infringement.


  • Introduction
  • The Sounds of Klingon
  • Grammatical Sketch - Introduction
  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Other Kinds of Words
  • Syntax
  • Clipped Klingon
  • Dictionary
  • Introductory Remarks
  • Klingon-English
  • English-Klingon
  • Klingon affixes
  • English index to Klingon affixes
  • Appendix: A Selected List of Useful Klingon Expressions

Background informationEdit

  • Ronald D. Moore commented: "Marc Okrand’s Klingon Dictionary sits on my desk. But I use it very infrequently. To be honest, Marc baffles me. I’m not a linguist. I failed languages. Rules of grammar and syntax just put me away. So I just make it up and make it sound as cool as I can". (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)

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