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Paramount Hol

This is a somehow ironic name for the Klingon words used on the TV shows, especially TNG, DSN, and VOY).

These words are not canon, which means that Marc Okrand did not invent them. It was Paramount Pictures who invented these words, so it's called Paramount Hol. A more appropriate Klingon term would be Holqoq; often Paramount Hol phrases lack the grammatical structure that Klingon has, and the pronunciation is often sketchy at best.

This explains why it happens very often that you hear Klingon on TV, but you can't find the word in the dictionary nor can anyone say what it means.

- "Hey, aren't you learning Klingon? What did he say?"
- "Er...um... I don't know, they speak a very rare dialect!"


The following words are taken from the DSN scripts, also their translations. Do not correct them, even if they are obviously wrong. Do not add names of planets and places, unless we have a correct tlhIngan Hol equivalent to it.

Nr. Episode Title Word Pronunciation Translation Note / Correction
557 7x07 Once More Unto the Breach Chah-Veh! CHA-veh Yes, sir! -
557 7x07 Once More Unto the Breach Chronos KRO-nos Klingon planet Qo'noS
557 7x07 Once More Unto the Breach NUQ'NUH NUK-neh hello nuqneH
557 7x07 Once More Unto the Breach shuVak SHOE-vak servant -
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