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What has the impact of Star Trek: Discovery been on the development of Klingon?

The language still has Okrand's guidance, and he trusts Robyn to do it correctly. From IndieWire: Before Stewart initially took the “Discovery” job, she did check in with Okrand himself to make sure ...
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Klingon: does anyone actually use pIqaD, or is the Latin transliteration sufficient?

The official Klingon orthography according to the Klingon Language Institute is the Latin transcription. It is what Marc Okrand, the language's creator, developed and uses. The Klingon script used in ...
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How would you say "good morning" or "hello" politely in Klingon?

This answer is based largely on my copy of The Klingon Dictionary (written by Marc Okrand, who created Klingon), which is reliable and good if you need a quick translation from English to Klingon or ...
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How would you say "good morning" or "hello" politely in Klingon?

According to klignonwiki.net, there isn't an exact equivalent, but you do have a few options: nuqneH: It's the only word that could literally be called a greeting, but literally it means, "What do ...
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Is the Klingon alphabet inspired by Tibetan alphabet?

Considering this question is a rehash of another question on SX, I'm inclined to say it's chance resemblance — and not a very high one at that. It is very highly plausible that it was designed by a ...
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Dialects of Klingon

Apart from the word for "forehead" being diagnostically different in the various dialects of Klingon (as pointed out by @JeffZeitlin), the only other canonical information I know of is that in some ...
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Klingon: does anyone actually use pIqaD, or is the Latin transliteration sufficient?

pIqaD shows up here and there, but in my experience (which is 20 years old, but I haven't seen much to contradict it), its use is emblematic. People will put a word up here and there, and it will ...
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Is there a stroke order for any of the Klingon alphabets?

There have been stroke ordering proposals by fans devising handwriting of pIqaD. One is http://klingonska.org/writing/examples/pic/zrajm-piqad.jpg , from Zrajm of Klingonska Akademien: http://...
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How do lists of three or more items work in Klingon?

I think it depends on the context. If it is "I can see bears and metal drums", then you would have to repeat the subject and verb, effectively saying "I can see bears and I can see metal drums". As ...
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How many active Klingon speakers are there?

According to Wikipedia, about 20 or 30 fluent speakers Another more interesting article, a bit more scholarly, mentions a wide variety of numbers per study.
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Is there a word for "skull" in Klingon?

[Update from 2022] Turns out the word was (semi-officially?) added to the lexicon a few months after the question and @Richard's answer - at qepHom 2019 (an annual meeting of Klingonists in Germany). ...
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Is there a word for "skull" in Klingon?

Indeed, there doesn't seem to be any canon word for "skull" in Klingon, so a compound should be fine. Note, however, that some compounds are constructed without separation between their parts (see ...
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Klingon: does anyone actually use pIqaD, or is the Latin transliteration sufficient?

Mark Shoulson revived the proposal to encode Klingon in Unicode, in a 2016 document called “pIqaD (Klingon) and its Usage.” In it, he gives several examples, including a comic book, Star Trek: [...
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Is the Klingon alphabet inspired by Tibetan alphabet?

According to this answer on Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange, no. The author draws from the official Klingon language website, saying: "...the producers called on professional linguist ...
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How to translate the word "lost"/"loss" into Klingon?

I would translate it as I am looking for bears and I am looking for the sheep that are lost. — I don't know the word for sheep, so I assume from your question that it's DI'raq: mIl'oDmey ...
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Is this translation of "May we drink from the empty skulls of our enemies" correct?

Looking at the grammar page on the Klingon Wiki, it seems to be correct.
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