Klingon grammar

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The grammar of the Klingon language was created by Marc Okrand for the Star Trek franchise. He first described it in his book The Klingon Dictionary. It is a nominative–accusative, primarily suffixing agglutinative language, and has an object–verb–subject word order. The Klingon language has a number of unusual grammatical features, as it was designed to sound and seem alien, but it has an extremely regular morphology.

Word order[edit]

Klingon follows an object–verb–subject word order.[1] Adverbs usually go at the beginning of the sentence[2] and prepositional phrases go before the object.[3]

Doʼ DujDaq ghoqwIʼ Sam laʼ
Doʼ Duj - Daq ghoqwIʼ Sam laʼ
fortunately ship + locative spy find commander
Fortunately, the commander found the spy aboard the ship

Sentences can be treated as objects, and the word ʼeʼ is placed after the sentence. ʼeʼ is treated as the object of the next sentence.[4] The adverbs, indirect objects and locatives of the latter sentence go after the subject, but before the ʼeʼ[5]

bIpIv ʼeʼ vItuʼ
bI - pIv ʼeʼ vI - tuʼ
you-Ø + be healthy that I-it + observe
I observe that you are healthy
I see that you're healthy


Klingon has three noun classes. The first one is living beings with an innate capacity to use language. The second one is body parts (not the body itself) and the third is all other nouns.[6] Klingon has no articles, so the word raS table can mean a table or the table. The difference between the two is inferred from context.


There are five types of noun suffixes. A word cannot have two suffixes of the same type.[7] The suffixes are ordered based on type number; a type 2 suffix goes before a type 3 suffix, but after a type 1 suffix.[8] In the following example, all five suffix types are used in the correct order.

veng - Hom - mey - qoq - chaj - Daq
city + (1) diminutive + (2) plural + (3) dubitative + (4) their + (5) locative
in their so-called villages

Type 1 (size, affection)[edit]

This type has three suffixes:

ghom groupghomʼaʼ crowd
yuQ planetyuQHom planetoid
  • and the endearment suffix -oy.
vav fathervavoy daddy
  • If the noun to which the endearment suffix is added ends with a vowel, a glottal stop is inserted between them:[9]
ghu babyghuʼoy dear baby

Type 2 (plurals)[edit]

This type of suffix forms plurals. There are three suffixes, one for each noun class.

  • The suffix -puʼ is for beings capable of using language.[6]
qetwIʼ runnerqetwIʼpuʼ runners
  • The suffix -Duʼ is for body parts,
ghop handghopDuʼ hands
  • The suffix -mey is used for all other nouns.
quS chairquSmey chairs
  • When -mey is used for nouns that would normally take -puʼ or -Duʼ, it carries the connotation of being all over the place.
ghot personghotmey people all over the place

A noun does not require a plural suffix if a pronoun, pronominal prefix, or context serves to indicate that it is plural,[10] or if it is being used in conjunction with a number.[11]

Duypuʼ chaH or Duy chaH
They are emissaries.
raSmey DIghor or raS DIghor
We broke the tables.

Type 3 (accuracy)[edit]

This type of suffix indicates the speaker's opinion of the applicability of the noun. There are three suffixes:

  • The suffix -qoq indicates that the speaker thinks what they are referencing is not actually represented by the noun.
QaH the helpQaHqoq the so-called help
  • The dubitative suffix -Hey indicates the speaker is not entirely sure if the object they are referencing is represented by the noun.[12]
choH changechoHHey apparent change
  • The suffix -naʼ indicates that the speaker is entirely sure that the object is represented accurately by the noun.[13]
jup friendjupnaʼ true friend

Type 4 (possession, determiners)[edit]

This type of suffix indicates possession or specifies which object is referred to. It contains twelve suffixes.

There are ten possession suffixes, indicating who is the possessor of the object, which may be a person. For first- and second-person possessors, there are different forms depending on whether the "object" is a being capable of using language.

Possessives[13] 1st-person
Not capable of using language -wIj -lIj -Daj -maj -raj -chaj
Capable of using language -wIʼ -lIʼ -maʼ -raʼ

There are also two determiner suffixes:[14]

  • -vam this indicates an object that is nearby or that is being discussed
  • -vetlh that indicates an object that is not nearby or that had previously been discussed


  • Non-language-user possessives: nav papernavwIj my paper
  • Language-user possessives: qeSwIʼpuʼ advisorsqeSwIʼpuʼlIʼ your advisors
  • Determiners: Soj foodSojvam this food

Type 5 (syntactic role)[edit]

This type of suffix serves a syntactic role in the sentence. It contains five suffixes.

  • The locative suffix -Daq indicates the action of the sentence is taking place in, at or on the noun.[15] With certain verbs, it indicates motion towards the noun.
juHmaj our homejuHmajDaq in our home
  • The ablative suffix -voʼ indicates that the action is taking place away from the noun. Again, with certain verbs, it indicates motion away from the noun.
qoj cliffqojvoʼ away from the cliff
  • The causal suffix -moʼ indicates that the action is occurring because of the noun.
ghuʼ situationghuʼmoʼ because of the situation
  • The dative/benefactive suffix -vaD indicates the indirect object, and/or the noun for which the action has been done.[15]
jeʼwIʼ buyerjeʼwIʼvaD to/for the buyer
  • The topicalizing suffix -ʼeʼ indicates the topic of the sentence or emphasises the noun in the phrase, and also marks the head noun of a relative clause.[16]


Klingon verbs mark for aspect but not for tense, which is indicated where necessary by context and by time adverbs. Prefixes mark subject and object. There are ten types of suffix, and as with nouns, a verb can have no more than one suffix of any type. (The tenth type, called rovers, are an exception.) Again as with nouns, the types of suffix must appear in a strict order, indicated by their type number: a type 2 suffix goes before a type 3 suffix, but after a type 1 suffix. A rover suffix can go between any of them.[17]

Unlike English, there is no infinitive.[18] The presentation of the verb stem as an infinitive in this article's example sentences is just to show the individual morphemes.


Klingon verb prefixes mark both the subject and the object.

Verb prefixes[18] Object
No object 1st person
2nd person
3rd person
1st person
2nd person
3rd person
Subject 1st person singular jI- qa- vI- Sa- vI-
2nd person singular bI- cho- Da- ju- Da-
3rd person singular Ø- mu- Du- Ø- nu- lI- Ø-
1st person plural ma- pI- wI- re- DI-
2nd person plural Su- tu- bo- che- bo-
3rd person plural Ø- mu- nI- lu- nu- lI- Ø-
unspecified* Ø- vI- Da- Ø- wI- bo- lu-

* Expressed with the type-5 verb suffix -luʼ

Legend Meaning
Not represented
Ø- Null prefix
Imperative-mood prefixes[18] Object
No object 1st person
3rd person
1st person
3rd person
Subject 2nd person singular yI- HI- yI- gho- tI-
2nd person plural pe-

Prefixes must be present even if the nouns or pronouns they reference are declared explicitly.[19] In certain cases with a third person object, a first or second person indirect object can be omitted by using the first and second person object prefixes instead. This is known as the prefix trick.[20]


  • No object: Qong sleepjIQong I sleep
  • Subject and object: nob giveDunob It gives (to) you
  • Imperative: laD readyIlaD Read it


Type 1 (reflexive/reciprocal)[edit]

This type of suffix forms reflexive verbs. There are two suffixes.

  • The reflexive suffix -ʼegh indicates that the individual subject(s) does/do the action to her/him/itself/themselves.[21]
jIlegh I seejIleghʼegh I see myself
maʼang We revealmaʼangʼegh We reveal ourselves (individually)
  • The reciprocal suffix -chuq indicates that the individual subjects do the action to each other.[22] Intransitive verbs cannot take this suffix.
Sulegh You(pl) seeSuleghchuq You(pl) see each other

Type 2 (volition/necessity)[edit]

This type of suffix deals with the subject's volition. There are five suffixes.

  • The suffix -nIS indicates that the subject is required to or has the necessity to complete the action.
chojaʼ You tell mechojaʼnIS You need to tell me
  • The suffix -qang indicates that the subject is willing to perform the action.
lungev They sell itlungevqang They are willing to sell it
  • The suffix -rup indicates the subject is prepared to complete the action.
ghuʼ poj He/She analyzes the situationghuʼ pojrup He/She is ready to analyze the situation
  • The suffix -beH indicates that the subject has been set up to complete the action. -beH is used with devices, whereas -rup is used with beings.[22]
ghoghlIj qon It records your voiceghoghlIj qonbeH It is ready to record your voice
  • The suffix -vIp indicates that the subject is afraid to do the action.[23]
bImej You leavebImejvIp You are afraid to leave

Type 3 (inceptive/inchoative)[edit]

This type of suffix describes the action of the verb. There are two suffixes.

  • The suffix -choH indicates a change of state to that indicated by the verb:
yIt He/she/it walksyItchoH He/she/it starts walking
Doq It is redDoqchoH It becomes red
  • The suffix -qaʼ indicates the action had been stopped, but is now resuming, or that the action is being performed again.[23]
yIQong Sleep!yIQongqaʼ Go back to sleep!

Type 4 (causative)[edit]

There is only one suffix in this category, the causative suffix -moH. This suffix indicates that the subject is causing something to happen. If the verb to which it is added is transitive, the object becomes the indirect object. Many Klingon words are derived this way. For example, the verb clean (SayʼmoH) is derived from the verb be clean (Sayʼ).[24]

Intransitive verb:

poS lojmIt.
poS   lojmIt
be open   door
The door is open.
Causative form:
lojmIt poSmoH ghot.
lojmIt   poS - moH   ghot
door   be open + causative   person
The person caused the door to be open.
The person opened the door.

Transitive verb:

paq Danej.
paq Da - nej
book you-it + look for
You look for the book.
You look/are looking for the book.
Causative form:
paq qanejmoH
paq qa - nej - moH
book I-you + look for + causative
I caused you to look for the book.
I made you look for the book.

Type 5 (undefined subject; capability)[edit]

There are two unrelated suffixes in this group. The suffix -luʼ indicates an undefined subject.[24] The verb prefixes that are normally used for first or second person subject with third person singular object are used to indicate first or second person object. The suffix -laH indicates that the subject is capable of performing the action of the verb.[24]


  • -luʼ without prefix:
much bejluʼ
much bej - luʼ
presentation watch + indefinite subject
the presentation is watched, someone watches the presentation [Note 1]
much bej
He/she watches the presentation
  • -luʼ with prefix:
vI - tlhaʼ - luʼ
I-it + chase + indefinite subject
I am chased, someone chases me
I chase it
  • -laH:
vI - bom - laH
I-it + sing + able to
I can sing it

Type 6 (perfection; uncertainty)[edit]

This type indicates the speaker's opinion of the action of the verb. There are four suffixes.

  • The suffix -chuʼ indicates that the speaker considers the action is done in the best possible manner.
pIQoy we hear youpIQoychuʼ we hear you clearly
  • The suffix -bej indicates that the speaker is completely sure the action is occurring.
SuQeH you (plural) are angrySuQeHbej you are definitely angry
  • The dubitative suffix -lawʼ indicates that the speaker thinks the action is occurring, but is not sure.[25]
luyaj they understand itluyajlawʼ they seem to understand it
  • The suffix -baʼ indicates that the speaker thinks that it is obvious that the action is occurring.[26]
lupar they dislike itluparbaʼ they obviously dislike it

Type 7 (aspect)[edit]

This type indicates the verb's aspect. There are four Type 7 suffixes.

Note that aspect is different from tense and independent of it. A "completed" event (perfective aspect, -puʼ or -taʼ) can just as easily be set before, during, or after the time of description (past, present, or future tense), or unspecified for tense. For simplicity, this section says "is completed", not "was, is, or will be completed." (Do not confusive perfective aspect with "perfectly done".)

  • The perfective suffix -puʼ indicates that, in the time context of the sentence, the action is completed.
qaS It occursqaSpuʼ It has occurred
vIghor I break itvIghorpuʼ I have broken it
  • The suffix -taʼ also indicates that the action is completed, and further specifies that it was done on purpose.[27]
Qu' QIj She explains the missionQu' QIjtaʼ She has explained the mission
vIghor I break itvIghortaʼ I have broken it (on purpose)
  • The suffix -taH indicate that the verb is occurring continuously.
jItlhuH I breathejItlhuHtaH I keep breathing
  • The suffix -lIʼ indicate that the verb is occurring continuously, but that it has a definite ending point.[28]
megh vIvut I prepare lunchmegh vIvutlIʼ I am preparing lunch

The perfective aspect can also be indicated by the use of the verb form rIntaH after the main verb. This carries the connotation of irreversibility.[28]

ghorluʼ rIntaH It has been broken (and it cannot be mended)

Type 8 (honorific)[edit]

There is only one suffix in this group, the honorific suffix -neS. It is used when addressing any type of superior, be it social, political, or military, and only when being very polite or having high regard for that person. It is never required.[29]

-neS: qaqIH I meet youqaqIHneS I am honoured to meet you

Type 9 (syntactic)[edit]

Eleven suffixes specify syntactic roles in the sentence.


Two suffixes form specific types of noun from a verb.

  • The suffix -wIʼ is used to form words for persons and things that do something, much as English nouns of the form X-er can mean either "person who does X" (listener, baker) or "thing that does X" (screwdriver, sprinkler).[17]
ʼIj listenʼIjwIʼ listener
woch be tallwochwIʼ tall person or tall thing
  • The suffix -ghach is used as a nominalizer for verbs ending in suffixes, which otherwise are unable to be nominalized. This suffix is usually used with other suffixes and is rarely found alone with the verb stem.[30][31]
QallaH be able to swimQallaHghach the ability to swim
pIvchoH become healthypIvchoHghach becoming healthy

These two suffixes inflect the verb in specific grammatical moods.

DIboQnIS We need to assist themDIboQnISʼaʼ? Do we need to assist them?
  • The optative suffix -jaj is used to indicate a wish or desire of the speaker.[26]
bIQap You succeedbIQapjaj May you succeed

The following seven suffixes are used to form subordinate clauses. A subordinate clause may go after or before the clause it modifies.[32]


  • The suffix -paʼ indicates that the event described in the main clause occurs chronologically before the event of this clause.
jItlheDpaʼ, HIboQ Before I depart, assist me
(jItlheD I depart, HIboQ assist me)
  • The suffix -vIS indicates that the main clause is occurring at the same time as this clause. It is always used in conjunction with the type-7 suffix continuous suffix -taH.
lumtaHvIS, pagh taʼ He accomplishes nothing while he procrastinates
(lum procrastinate, taʼ accomplish, pagh nothing)
  • The suffix -DIʼ indicates that the event of the main clause occurs immediately after the event of this clause is completed.
jImej chocholDIʼ As soon as you approach me, I leave
(jImej I leave, chochol you approach me)

Cause and effect

DaSamlaHchugh, DaSuqlaH If you can find it, you can take it
(DaSamlaH you can find it, DaSuqlaH you can acquire (take) it)
  • The suffix -moʼ indicates the main clause is occurring because of this clause.[26]
bIʼIlmoʼ, qavoq Because you are sincere, I trust you
(bIʼIl you are sincere, qavoq I trust you)

(Relative and purpose clauses)

  • The suffix -bogh is used in relative clauses. Their usage is covered in the relative clauses section.
  • The suffix -meH is used in purpose clauses.[17] Their usage is covered in the purpose clauses section.


This type of suffix is known as a lengwIʼ in Klingon, which is translated as rover (leng wander + wIʼ). There are four rovers. These suffixes have no defined position, and can go after the verb stem or after any suffix – even another rover – except after a type-9 suffix or where the result would be meaningless. They modify whatever directly precedes them.

  • The rover suffix -beʼ negates what precedes it but in the imperative mood -Qoʼ is used.[33]
wInaD We praise itwInaDbeʼ We do not praise it
boʼollaH You are able to verify itboʼollaHbeʼ You are not able to verify it
  • The rover suffix -Qoʼ negates what precedes it in the imperative mood. In the indicative mood it indicates refusal by the subject. It can only be used between verb suffixes of Type 8 and Type 9.[34]
yIQIp Be stupidyIQIpQoʼ don't be stupid
vIlon I abandon itvIlonQoʼ I refuse to abandon it
  • The rover suffix -quʼ emphasises what precedes it.[35]
narghqang He is willing to escapenarghqangquʼ He is really willing to escape
  • The rover suffix -Haʼ reverses what precedes it; that is, it indicates that the opposite of what precedes it is being done, or that the action is being undone.[34] If used on a verb that cannot be undone and has no meaningful opposite, it means to perform the action wrongly, not in the proper way, somewhat like the English prefix mis- in misspeak, mistype, misspell, etc. Unlike the other rovers, it can be placed only just after the stem; its classification in the rover category is attributed to the insistence of fictional Klingon grammarians.[36]
yIchuʼ Activate ityIchuʼHaʼ De-activate it
boloʼ you (plural) use itboloʼHaʼ you (pl.) misuse it
bIQuch You are happybIQuchHaʼ You are unhappy

The position of the rover suffixes affects the meaning of the word. Contrast

luSoplaH They are able to eat it
luSoplaHbeʼ They are not able to eat it
luSopbeʼlaH They are able to not eat it
(In context, possibly equivalent to They can refuse to eat it)
luSopbeʼlaHbeʼ They are not able to not eat it
(In context, possibly equivalent to They cannot refuse to eat it)

Pronouns and copula[edit]

Klingon has no verb that corresponds to the verb to be; the concept is expressed using a different grammatical construction. Pronouns can be used as verbs that act as the pronoun plus the verb to be. The pronoun can take verb suffixes, which then modify the pronoun like any other verb. A third-person subject that is not a pronoun must go after the pronoun-verb and carry the type-5 noun suffix -ʼeʼ[37]

Pronouns[38] 1st-person
Capable of using language jIH SoH ghaH maH tlhIH chaH
Not capable of using language ʼoH bIH


  • qonwI' tlhIH You are composers
  • ghojwIʼ ghaH HaDwIʼʼeʼ A studier is a learner


Klingon does not have adjectives as a distinct part of speech. Instead, many intransitive verbs can be used as adjectives, in which case they follow the noun they modify. Contrast (wep coat, and yIQ be wet)

wep yIQ
the wet coat


yIQ wep.
The coat is wet.

In this construction, the only verbal suffixes allowed are rover suffixes such as -quʼ and -Haʼ.[39] Type-5 noun suffixes that would normally be attached to the noun are instead attached to the adjectival verb:[40]

in the room
paʼ tInDaq
in the big room (tIn big)


Adverbs are usually placed at the beginning of the sentence,[2] but time adverbs go before other adverbs.[41]

wa'leS ghaytan nujatlh.
wa'les ghaytan nu - jatlh
tomorrow likely they-us + speak
They will probably speak to us tomorrow.

Adverbs can take the rover suffix -Haʼ to denote the opposite adverbial.[42]



Klingon has seven conjunctions, and they are different for nouns and for sentences. The noun conjunctions are je for a logical conjunction, joq for a logical disjunction and ghap for an exclusive disjunction. Noun conjunctions go after the nouns they connect. Sentence conjunctions are ʼej for a logical conjunction, qoj for a logical disjunction and pagh for an exclusive disjunction. ʼach (or ʼa) but is used to contrast sentences.[11]


Relative clauses[edit]

In a relative clause, the verb has the type-9 verb suffix -bogh added to it.[43] The order of the words in relative clauses remains the same as in regular clauses, but the head noun may optionally get the type-5 suffix -ʼeʼ added.[44]

chuS Saj ngevbogh ghotʼeʼ.
chuS Saj ngev - bogh ghot - -ʼeʼ
to be noisy pet sell + relative person + focus
The person who sells the pet is noisy
chuS Sajʼeʼ ngevbogh ghot.
chuS Saj + -ʼeʼ ngev - bogh ghot
be noisy pet + focus sell relative person
The pet which the person sells is noisy

Since there is already a type-5 noun suffix marking the head noun, nothing other than the subject or the object can be marked as head noun. Two sentences are formed instead to form the same idea. Relative clauses can have nouns with type 5 suffixes as modifiers, but it can be ambiguous as they can be misinterpreted as being part of the main sentence.[44]

Purpose clauses[edit]

A purpose clause expresses the reason or goal of the action of the main clause. If it is modifying a noun it states the purpose of the noun. A purpose clause always goes before the clause or noun it modifies.[43] This is the cause of some grammatical ambiguity in Klingon, as a -meH modifying a noun at the beginning of a sentence can be misinterpreted as modifying the entire sentence. This can be resolved in writing with punctuation.[44]

  • -meH with sentence: jumISmoHmeH, jutoj
ju - mIS - moH - meH, ju - toj
you-us + be confused + causative - purpose you-us + trick
You tricked us in order to confuse us.
  • -meH with nouns: QaQ vIDubmeH qechlIj
QaQ vI - Dub - meH qech - lIj
be good I-it + improve + purpose idea + your
Your idea [for I improve it] is good
Your idea on how I should improve it is good/Your idea for improving it is good.


In this section, noun phrases are indicated by the abbreviation NP, and adjectives by A.

Klingon comparatives mainly rely on adjectives like lawʼ (to be many), puS (to be few), rap (to be the same), and rur (to resemble, to be like) to contrast the nouns. However, many (but not all) of the comparatives have unusual word orders that don't parse as regular Klingon sentences.

  • The main Klingon comparative structure is NP1 A lawʼ NP2 A puS.
    The general meaning of this construction is "NP1 is more A than NP2".
qachvam chuʼ lawʼ juHlIj chu' puS. This building is newer than your home.
(chuʼ be new, qachvam this building, juHlIj your home)
literally: this-building new many – home-your new few
  • The structure NP1 A lawʼ Hoch A puS is used to form superlatives, i.e.
    "NP1 has the most of quality A (= has more of quality A than anything/one else has)".
    (Hoch = all, everyone, everything)
qIDvetlh tlhaQ law' Hoch tlhaQ puS. That joke is the funniest.
(tlhaQ be funny, qIDvetlh that joke)
literally: joke-that funny many – everything funny few
  • The inverse structure, Hoch A lawʼ NP1 A puS is used to indicate
    "NP1 has the least of quality A".[43]
Hoch quv lawʼ verengnan quv puS. Ferengi are the least honorable.
(quv be honorable, verengnan Ferengi)
literally: everyone honorable many – Ferengi honorable few
  • The structure A NP1; NP2 rur is used to form similes:
    "NP1 is A; he/she/it resembles NP2".
ʼIQ rav rur. He is as sad as a floor.[45]
(ʼIQ be sad; he is sad, rav floor, rur to resemble; he resembles)
literally: he is sad; he is like a floor


A yes–no question in Klingon can be formed by adding the suffix -ʼaʼ to the regular form. The word for yes is HISlaH or HIjaʼ and the word for no is ghobeʼ.[37] Interrogative pronouns go where the answer would normally go, and don't reorder the sentence. Interrogative adverbs go at the beginning of the sentence.[46]


Klingon uses a base-10 system to count numbers. To form a multiple of 10, 100, 1 000, 1 000 000, the word for the multiple of ten is suffixed to the digit. For example, chorghmaH eighty is a combination of the word chorgh eight and the number forming suffix -maH ten.

Larger powers go before smaller powers: chorghmaH Soch is eight-ten seven. The number suffix -DIch is used to form ordinal numbers, and the number suffix -logh indicates how many times an action has been repeated: loSDIch fourth, waʼmaH chaʼlogh twelve times.[47]

10 -maH
100 -vatlh
1 000 -SaD -SanID
10 000 -netlh
100 000 -bIp
1 000 000 -ʼuyʼ
0 pagh 5 vagh
1 waʼ 6 jav
2 chaʼ 7 Soch
3 wej 8 chorgh
4 loS 9 Hut


  1. ^ -luʼ is not the same thing as the passive voice. -luʼ makes the subject indefinite, and keeps the object where it would be if it had a subject. Unlike the passive voice, it does not make the subject the patient of the verb, except when using the verb prefixes


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  3. ^ Okrand 1992, p.180
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  35. ^ Okrand 1992, p.48
  36. ^ Okrand 1992, p.49
  37. ^ a b Okrand 1992, p.68
  38. ^ Okrand 1992, p.51
  39. ^ Okrand 1992, p.49, says only -quʼ, but later canon examples expand the set, for example ngaDHaʼ in Okrand 1997, p.150
  40. ^ Okrand 1992, p.50
  41. ^ Okrand 1992, p.179
  42. ^ Okrand, Marc (December 1995). "More from Maltz". HolQeD. Flourtown, Pennsylvania: Klingon Language Institute. 4 (4): 11.
  43. ^ a b c Okrand 1992, p.64
  44. ^ a b c Okrand, Marc; Schoen, Lawrence M. (June 1995). "Interview: Okrand on -bogh and more". HolQeD. Flourtown, Pennsylvania: Klingon Language Institute. 4 (2): 5–6.
  45. ^ Native Klingon Simile from Okrand, Marc. Klingon for the Galactic Traveller. Pocket Books. p. 134. ISBN 978-0671009953.
  46. ^ Okrand 1992, p.69
  47. ^ Okrand 1992, p.53-55