Sto-Vo-Kor

Sto-vo-Kor, in Klingon Suto'vo'qor (1), is one of several concepts of the Klingon afterlife, mentioned often on the Star Trek television show.

Source

Marc Okrand provided a few words for Keith R.A. DeCandido's novel "Diplomatic Implausibility" where this spelling is to be found. The glossary in the back of the novel goes on to define Sto-Vo-Kor as "the afterlife for the honored dead, where all true warriors go after they die to fight an eternal battle. The closest Klingon equivalent to heaven."

Klingons in Sto-Vo-Kor serve in the yo' qIj "Black Fleet".

Spelling

Unfortunately, this is a term that Paramount writers came up with. Okrand had nothing to do with it. This means that the writers didn't ask Okrand what Klingon words sound like, so they made up something that a Klingon couldn't really pronounce: The pair of letters at the beginning of Sto-Vo-Kor form a consonant cluster that never happens in the Klingon language. Maybe there's a vowel in there that the English transliteration omits.

It's also possible that some dialects of Klingon include such sounds, and that "Sto-Vo-Kor" is a name that derives from one of them.

References

1 : Diplomatic Implausibility, novel by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Category: Vocabulary    Latest edit: 26 Sep 2014, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 03 Mar 2014 by LieVen
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