The Arkonian language was spoken by Arkonians.

While Commander Charles Tucker III of Enterprise NX-01 was marooned on a moon with an Arkonian named Zho'Kaan, Tucker managed to pick up approximately a dozen words of Zho'Kaan's language. At one time, Tucker acknowledged about the words he learned, "A couple of them are real tongue-twisters." The Arkonian, in turn, managed to pick up several words of Tucker's native English.

A gesture of two sidewards shakes of the head signified "yes", much as a nod does for Humans. (ENT: "Dawn")

Spoken language

Words and phrases

  • nokhto - "bad"
  • tsunsana - "transmitter"
  • v'dozhe - "ship"
The definitions of the following examples come from the script for "Dawn".
  • Araat - a command meaning "Now"
  • Dza't - a verb meaning "Work"
  • Va'dz-RA - another verb meaning "Work"

Examples of spoken language

The formatting, spelling, and translations of the following examples are from the final draft script for "Dawn".
Va'dz-ra tahn-szuk!
Who are you!
Adz'ahe kun'tnck, tnee-kha...
All I want to do is send a message...
Askaas tooratt yzarra!
You'll die for this!
Tsunsana ahn-szuk...
This is no good...
Gahn thak!
Get up!
This phrase was misspelled once in the final draft script of "Dawn" as "Gahn Tahk", though is consistently pronounced correctly on screen.
Tnee'kha Tsunsana kha'n a'haba?
How does your transceiver operate?
How does it work?
Va'dz-RA m'Kush'ka!
Show me how to fix it!

Kush'ka rooratta tsunsana!

Repair my shuttle's transceiver!

Kusk'ka rooratta!

My shuttle's transceiver!


My shuttle!

Kutku ncatta ackzatche...

Don't deceive me...

Gha'za't kba tu'nu'n "Dammit."

Your name is "Dammit."

Va'dz-RA maastass!

Don't waste it!

Dza't ku'mnuchta.

Get back to work.

Kuuratt jhaza.

This isn't over.

T'mna khenna v'dhoze.

There's food on my ship.


Untie me.


Our territory.


Thank you.

Tsunsana... Enterprise krtat?

Has Enterprise responded?

Background information

The following examples are from ultimately omitted dialogue in the final draft script of "Dawn".

Kjakka jhasskoss.

This is our territory.

Tyr nohkto.

Very bad.

Jtorra dhasgka?

Is everything all right?
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