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Klingon structure

Hello, I am having a hard time conjugating/structuring sentences in klingon, are there any online sources that go more in depth than duo (currently) has that explain those?

September 28, 2019



Your first source should be buying a copy of The Klingon Dictionary, either in hard copy or as an ebook. Nearly all of the grammar is explained in it.


There are some great online resources and The Klingon Dictionary is an essential reference for every student, but I also want to make sure you are fully utilizing all that Duolingo has to offer.

Since Duolingo has hidden the Tips & Notes I want to make sure you know about them and where to find them. If you have not been reading the Tips & Notes, I would like to ask that you review those so we don’t have to repeat too much of the information that we have explained there.

If you are doing the course on iOS or Android, you cannot currently access the Tips & Notes through the app. To access the Tips & Notes, you will have to access the course using a web browser at https://www.duolingo.com/. You can still do it on your mobile device, but you will have to use the web browser instead of the app (or you can do it from a computer). When you click on a Skill, it will expand to reveal a Start button, a key, and a light bulb.

If you click on the light bulb it will reveal the Tips & Notes and give you a detailed explanation of the grammar that is introduced in that Skill. If you have questions after reading the Tips & Notes for any Skills, then please return to the forum to ask your question, explaining what you didn’t understand or what seems contradictory to you.


I'd like to second (or third) both points. I'm really enjoying the Klingon dictionary, particularly when I need to look up a specific prefix or the like, and I find the tip pages so helpful I printed them out to have them in easy reach. A related question though -- the actual dictionary part of the Klingon dictionary seems a little sparse to me. Are there any longer English-Klingon dictionaries available in print? Or to print?


The complete word list may be compiled from the lists in TKD, Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, and the NewWords list on kli.org.

The boQwI' app for iOS and Android also has the complete word list.


Wow, the boQwI' app is super helpful. Thanks so much for that suggestion. If it's at all useful-- I couldn't find an entry for jaq in the Klingon Dictionary, Klingon for the Galactic Traveller, or KLI's new word list (which does have jaQ for "be deep"), but it was on the app.


As does hol.kag.org. I know of no complete, up to date list that is printable or available to purchase in print.


Thank you both! I'll check all of those out.

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