what is the difference between saying lukara and kahless and saying kahless and lukara?
Keep the order of nouns or sentences joined by a conjunction (e.g. "and", "or", "but") the same when translating -- luqara' qeylIS je is "Lukara and Kahless" and qeylIS luqara' je is "Kahless and Lukara".
I know contextually this phrase is in the past tense from when Star Trek is set, but how come the present tense isn't accepted?
It is -- "Kahless and Lukara defend each other" (in the present simple tense) is accepted.