is tlhIngan Qummem*
To start with *Qummem is not
strictly CANON. I realise that for an organisation that was started to help
locate others interested in the Klingon Culture, in particular the language,
the name was somewhat of a problem; IT'S NOT CANON hence the *. I choose the
name, 'The Klingon Directory' for a telephone/address directory of Klingons/tlhIngan
Hol fans. But the name abbreviates to TKD which is the abbreviation used to
refer to The Klingon Dictionary. So I thought I'd use a translated version.
However, I soon found that there isn't a word known in tlhIngan Hol for 'Directory'
so I thought I'd be clever and using what I thought was a principle suggested,
by Marc Okrand, that some Klingon verbs appear the same as the noun counterpart
i.e., Qum - communicate (v) to possibly be the noun 'communication*
and then made the complex noun construction of 'communication' and 'catalogue'
to form Qummem and mean Directory. We must stress 'THIS IS NOT CANON'. Effectively
it should therefore be considered as the same as a name and not really meaning
Directory. Obviously Marc Okrand can always prove me wrong when or if he ever
gives us a word for 'directory'. But I think that I'm just dreaming.
Marc Okrand has since the later part of 1998 canonised the use of Qum
for the noun COMMUNICATION (as shown on the BoP poster).
**UPDATE 2010/11 Under my Terran name
of Jonathan Brown I worked with Marc Okrand on the Talk Now! Learn Klingon langauge
course from Eurotalk. I had actually started the translation process back in
2009 but it was 2010 that Marc became involved. During the final stages and
on proof reading some PR releases Mark corrected the spelling of tlhIngan Qummem
before I even noticed it. That doesn't mean he has canonised any kind of meaning
but it is an acknowledgement of the name. Until advised otherwise we can all
make our own conclusions out of that.. I must finish but saying what an honour
and pleasure it was to work with Mark.
More Information and How to Join
Excerpt from the
The Klingon Dictionary (ISBN 0-671-74559-X)
Power Klingon (ISBN 0-671-87975-8)
by Barry Levine & MO
The Klingon Way (ISBN 0-671-53755-5)
Star Trek: Klingon CD-ROM
Klingon for the Galactic Traveller
Now! Learn Klingon from
by Jonathan Brown (qe'San) and Marc Okrand
Other Sources (KLI)
The Klingon Postal Course
Klingon Educational Virtual Environment
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Electronic mail address
Snail Mail Address
Furzton, Milton Keynes, MK4 1ET, England.
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Communication Directory of Klingons and persons interested in
Klingon culture and language.
The (Unauthorised) Klingon Lexicon.
A book bringing
together all known Klingon words into a single list. This single list includes
all suffixes and prefixes so that the reader, when looking up a word, will
be provided with all options of that word. An good example here would apply
to prefixes, the reader would able to look up the word without having to know
whether or not it is the root word without a prefix or the prefix plus rot
word, avoiding having to look in the various lists what could be several times.
The author has also included a few sections of non-cannon observations and
advise that he felt he could have done with when he started on the road to
becoming a language warrior.
NB. The Klingon Lexicon is only available
to those listed in the tlhIngan Qummem and who have declared that they have
already purchased the appropriate Cannon media.
The (Unauthorised) Klingon pIqaD Lexicon.
finished and available on this site choose the appropriate
option from the index column on the left.. You will however require the KLI
pIqaD font installed on your machine to view these pages. Fonts can be obtained
from the KLI
TTalk Now! Learn
Klingon from eurotalk (30th Sept 2011).
by Jonathan Brown (aka qe'San) and
Marc Okrand - Now finished (30th Sept 2011)
and available on Amazon UK
or direct from Eurotalk
My mother, a terran,
fought bravely in the battle of Venturi against the Romulans. As
is known this battle was brought to an early end with the arrival
of the IKV bortaS Captained at that time by Capt. Koragg. When
found my mother stood proudly in front of her rescuers with
several Romulans lying slain around her. She was commended by
Capt. Koragg for her skills and was escorted to his quarters
aboard the bortaS to rest. During the journey to DS7 my mother
fell deeply in love with Koragg and before they reached their
destination they became mates. The result was that I qe'San of
the house be'rawn was born.
I learnt to be a
warrior from an early age and won many battles before finally
entering the Klingon Defence Cadets. I quickly rose up the cadet
ranks. On leaving I ventured into intelligence and specialised in
communications and architecture.
At one point I spent
some time with Terrans. It was following this experience that I
proposed to my superiors the wisdom of possessing the knowledge
of which Terrans were paying an interest in the Klingon Empire,
In addition to those already working with the Klingon Strike
Force. I was subsequently ordered to complete this task. This
order came directly from the High Council. I was to take on the
role of 'Terran Liaison Officer' and produce tlhIngan Qummem (The
Klingon Directory). This would be under the pretence of enabling
Klingon language students to contact each other to improve their
abilities. Although this would be the case it would increase
personal contact between Terrans and Klingons. A Klingon warrior
is after all always a Klingon warrior but Terrans through their
normal upbringing are naturally too trusting. At the commencement
of battle they would either be allies or likely hesitate to their
cost. Additionally it was considered important to establish the
location of all who were capable of translating Klingon
communications and taking one of our many edges.
Since my arrival here
on Earth I have decided to take on an alias of 'Jon Brown' and
have made contact with the KSF. I have also infiltrated the
Security Department of a major Terran communications company. I
am prepared for battle at all times. This profile is highly
confidential. Should it be shown to non allies of our glorious
empire know only this "it will be the last thing you do
before dying without honour".
Brown's Personal Interests
My Interests apart
& tlhIngan Hol are my family and pets whom I love and spend
most of my time enjoying life with. Together we love swimming,
wildlife and are all members of a local Wildlife Park (Woburn Safari Park) . Needless to say I
also love computers.
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