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Counting in Klingon

Language overview

Forty-two in Klingon The Klingon language (tlhIngan Hol) is a constructed language spoken by the Klingons in the Star Trek universe. Designed by the American linguist Marc Okrand from 1984 on, it is regulated by the Klingon Language Institute, which promotes the Klingon linguistics and culture. Beyond the Star Trek franchise, Klingon has achieved a worldwide recognition with for instance a translation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing, and an opera (’u’, by Eef van Breen, September 2010). Klingon is written in a special alphabet: the KLI pIqaD.

Klingon numbers list

  • 1 – wa’
  • 2 – cha’
  • 3 – wej
  • 4 – loS
  • 5 – vagh
  • 6 – jav
  • 7 – Soch
  • 8 – chorgh
  • 9 – Hut
  • 10 – wa’maH
  • 11 – wa’maH wa’
  • 12 – wa’maH cha’
  • 13 – wa’maH wej
  • 14 – wa’maH loS
  • 15 – wa’maH vagh
  • 16 – wa’maH jav
  • 17 – wa’maH Soch
  • 18 – wa’maH chorgh
  • 19 – wa’maH Hut
  • 20 – cha’maH
  • 30 – wejmaH
  • 40 – loSmaH
  • 50 – vaghmaH
  • 60 – javmaH
  • 70 – SochmaH
  • 80 – chorghmaH
  • 90 – HutmaH
  • 100 – wa’vatlh
  • 1,000 – wa’SaD
  • ten thousand – netlh
  • one hundred thousand – bIp
  • one million – ’uy’

Klingon numerals

0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9

Klingon numbering rules

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words: pagh [0], wa’ [1], cha’ [2], wej [3], loS [4], vagh [5], jav [6], Soch [7], chorgh [8], and Hut [9].
  • The tens are formed by prefixing the suffix of ten (maH) by its multiplier digit: wa’maH [10], cha’maH [20], wejmaH [30], loSmaH [40], vaghmaH [50], javmaH [60], SochmaH [70], chorghmaH [80], and HutmaH [90].
  • The compound numbers are formed by stating the ten and the digit name separated with a space (e.g.: wa’maH wa’ [11], SochmaH vagh [75]).
  • The suffix for hundred is vatlh, and the suffix for thousand is SaD. Higher scale numbers suffixes are netlh [10,000], bIp [100,000], and ’uy’ (million, 106). The scale numbers multiples are formed by prefixing the scale suffix with the multiplier name, with no space (e.g.: chorghvatlh [800], vaghnetlh [50,000]).

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Books

Klingon for the Galactic TravelerKlingon for the Galactic Traveler
by , editors Star Trek (1997)
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The Klingon DictionaryThe Klingon Dictionary
by , editors Star Trek (1992)
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