Morska is a Klingon planet, believed to be in the same sector as the penal asteroid colony Rura Penthe. There is no known Klingon spelling for Morska.

Morska Dialect

Morska has its own distinct dialect of Klingon, one of very few Klingon dialects to be treated in Klingon for the Galactic Traveler. The dialect is spoken in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country when the Enterprise attempts to rescue Kirk and McCoy from Rura Penthe. They pass by a border outpost, and are questioned by the sentry in the Morskan dialect at that outpost(1). MOVED TO... see Morskan dialogue

Phonological Differences:

  • Syllable-initially, Q sounds like H.
  • Syllable-initially, H sounds like English '''h'''; syllable-finally, H disappears altogether.
  • Syllable-initially, tlh becomes a lateral voiced fricative (symbolised in KGT by ghl); syllable-finally, tlh sounds like English '''ts'''.

English Proper Klingon Morskan
Success Qapla' Hapla'
Help me so I can drink it! vItlhutlhlaHmeH HIQaH. vIghlutslame hIHa!

Grammatical Differences

The copular construct in Morskan does not need to take the topicalising suffix -'e':
English Proper Klingon Morskan
the prisoner is in jail bIghHa'Daq ghaHtaH qama''e' bIghha'Daq ghata qama'
My name is K'Var Quvar 'oH pongwIj'e' Huvar 'o pongwIj


1 : Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

See also

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