Qapla'

IPA: qap.'laz ]

pIqaDqaplaz

success

word type: noun, TKD chapter 3.

plural: Qapla'mey

Source

The Klingon Dictionary p. 103
First used in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (see list)

More Information

This word is very often used by fans but also by authors in the meaning of "goodbye". Although it has used in such situations even onscreen, one should not use it as a farewell greeting. It's meaning "success" should always be taken literally. So if somebody leaves a place for a mission, you may wish him success, but they should definitely not answer the same word.

In addition, it makes no sense at all running around at a convention, greeting every Klingon with Qapla'.

Pronunciation

It is important tp pronounce the two syllables separately: Qap + la'. Most beginners tend to say "ka-pla", but tere is no consonant cluster [pl] in Klingon.

Category: noun    

Latest edit: 15 Jan 2020, by KlingonTeacher
Created: 05 Sep 2019, by KlingonTeacher



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