Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 688
# 1 Help with KDF ship names
10-27-2012, 04:08 PM
I don't suppose there's any Klingon speakers here?

I currently have a low level Klingon character that I want to develop a bit more, who is flying a ship called the IKS Pagh, named after the ship Riker goes to on that officer exchange programme in TNG.

I've looked through various dictionaries for words I like the sound of for ship names, but I have no idea if the following are grammatically correct. Any notes would be much appreciated!

So far I've decided on these potential ship names:

IKS Doghjey vo' tera' (Unconditional surrender of Earth)
IKS Doghjey vo' DIvI' (Unconditional surrender of the Federation)
IKS ghIqtal (To the death)
IKS chontay (Ritual Hunt)
IKS Mang (Soldier)
IKS SeDveq (Barbed spearhead)
IKS yanwI' (Swordsman)
IKS charghwI' (Conqueror)
IKS veqlargh (Demon)
IKS 'oDwI' (Arbitrator)

This character is why I don't play my Romulan any more. Tovan Khev is NOT my BFF! Get him off my bridge!
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,273
# 2
10-27-2012, 06:59 PM
Since I think you used movies-dictionary.org for some of these, I think you could safely go with that. It seems like it would be accurate, but I'm not certain.

Don't use Mr.Klingon translator, it's not very good.
Ensign
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7
# 3
10-27-2012, 09:51 PM
I use this site for Klingon languaging.

The single noun names are probably fine though Klingon grammar's a bit different from English, so phrases can be tricky.

For the unconditional surrender ones, first off, -vo' in the "from" sense is a noun suffix, and should be appended to the subject, so "from Earth" would be "tera'vo'."

Second, location defining nouns go before the rest of the sentence, so "Unconditional surrender from Earth" should be:

tera'vo' Doghjey

Literally translated, "from Earth, unconditional surrender"
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,277
# 4
10-28-2012, 11:04 AM
I believe "to the death" is spelled "Gik'tal".
"It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-- Q
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 688
# 5
10-28-2012, 03:21 PM
Thanks guys, that's really helpful! I knew there'd be some experts around here.

This character is why I don't play my Romulan any more. Tovan Khev is NOT my BFF! Get him off my bridge!
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,587
# 6
10-28-2012, 03:27 PM
make up words.

Kor'Vette

Pin'Toh

Far Rarri

Dat'Sun
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,343
# 7
10-28-2012, 03:59 PM
The Narn in B5 remind me a lot of the Klink's. I use the B5 wars "Ships of the Fleet" to take names of their ship classes. They have a bunch of guttural sounding names with apostrophes all over the place.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 688
# 8
10-30-2012, 03:08 PM
Thanks for the advice! I'm looking forward to developing my Klingon character, since I've already got two Federation characters to level 50. My Klingon is an Engineer, since my Feds are Tactical and Science, but I'm not entirely sure about which types of KDF ships I should be looking at. I want to go purely Klingon, only Klingon BOFFs, and only Klingon ships. Are there specific KDF ships that work best with the Engineer characters? What roles do they tend to fill in game?

This character is why I don't play my Romulan any more. Tovan Khev is NOT my BFF! Get him off my bridge!
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,277
# 9
10-30-2012, 04:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by diotw View Post
Thanks for the advice! I'm looking forward to developing my Klingon character, since I've already got two Federation characters to level 50. My Klingon is an Engineer, since my Feds are Tactical and Science, but I'm not entirely sure about which types of KDF ships I should be looking at. I want to go purely Klingon, only Klingon BOFFs, and only Klingon ships. Are there specific KDF ships that work best with the Engineer characters? What roles do they tend to fill in game?
Battle cruisers are arguably the best, since both cruisers and engineers are built for tanking. However, I fly a Qin Raptor on my Engineer and that thing is a beast.
"It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-- Q
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,449
# 10
10-31-2012, 04:39 PM
I get mine from other games.
Age StarTrek-Gamers Administrator
USS WARRIOR NCC 1720 Commanding Officer
Star Trek Gamers
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:46 AM.