Klingon Pocket Dictionary: About

An Update, July 2022

The last printed version of this dictionary was made back in 2010, and since then I have not worked on this project. Unfortunately, no up-to-date version of this dictionary exists. :'(

This dictionary was created on the cheap, but I tried to make it neatly looking and as durable as I could. It was printed on a laser printer, the cover being printed on an extra thick sheet of paper, and wrapped in protective self-adhesive plastic, with a strip of black duct tape for the spine.) – The result was a little book actually looks better after a couple of weeks in your back pocket.

At some point I attempted to create an updated dictionary (including all new words up to that point) but concluded that this would require more pages than could be stabled together in one bunch (above a certain point the sheets fold only awkwardly, and the middle pages tend to break loose very easily). A newer version would thus require a more complicated binding, meaning that it might have to be professionally printed. That is not likely to happen.

Many thanks to all of you that have expressed an interest in the book over the years! (And especially all you lovely Klingonists in Saarbrücken!) If you want to try to create a similar dictionary for yourself, both my source code, and the human-readable data file is freely available on Github.

About the Pocket Dictionary

Here are some images of the most recent (7th) edition of the pocket dictionary. The CD-record in the background is included for size comparison. The black markings on the edge are my own and indicate where the different sections (Klingon–English Dictionary / English–Klingon Dictionary / Suffix Guide) are located in the book. Click on any of the thumbnails for a larger picture.

These pages reflect the contents of the current version of Klingonska Akademien’s pocket-sized Klingon/English dictionary tlhI­ngan Hol mu’­ghom mach. The book is intended as a complement to Marc Okrand’s The Klingon Dictionary (Simon & Schuster, , ISBN 0-671-74559-X) and does, because of this and because of size considerations, not contain any description of the grammar. Included is, however (as you will find out if you take a look around these pages), Klingon–English and English–Klingon dictionary sections, a brief pronunciation guide (including stress), and reference tables for pI­qaD, pronunciation, and prefix and suffix usage.

The first edition of this dictionary was created in , since then I have continued to use and improve it (I always carry one with me). The seventh edition was finished in and it contains a new, more complete Suffix Guide as the most notable addition.

If you are would like to obtaining a copy then feel free to contact me about it. If you’re really into Klingon I’d be happy to provide you with one, but if you are just looking for something to impress your friends with, then I recommend you buy The Klingon Dictionary instead. It will look a lot more impressive in your book shelf. (Besides, if you just want to impress your friends, a Klingon costume is what you should be looking for.) Since there is no description of the Klingon grammar in the dictionary, it will be quite useless to you if you don’t know at least some Klingon.


tlhI­ngan Hol mu’­ghom mach
7th edition, , Uppsala

Compiling and editing:
Zrajm “maH­vatlh” 〈zrajm@klingonska.org〉

Affix tables and proofreading:
Markus “qa’­naQ” Persson 〈mp@klingonska.org〉

This book was produced by Klingonska Akademien, a language society situated in Uppsala, Sweden. We are dedicated to the study and teaching of the Klingon language. For more information about us and our activities please refer to:

Homepage:  klingonska.org
Mailing list:  klingonska@klingonska.org (in Swedish)

The dictionary parts were extracted from a continuously updated database. Typesetting and layout was done in Emacs and LaTeX. Programming was done in Perl, all this under GNU/Linux.

Should you find any errors or omissions, please report them, so that we may continue to improve future editions of this book.