The Klingon Language Institute (KLI) is an independent organization located in Flourtown, . The Klingon version of the Epic of Gilgamesh, translated by Roger Cheesbro, with an introduction by Lawrence M. Schoen. The Klingon Hamlet (full . The constructed language spoken by the Klingons in StarTrek. Their translation of “Gilgamesh” has just come out in book form, & “Hamlet” is now in paperback. Even the most casual of geeks have heard of Klingons and know such as Gilgamesh (ghIlghameS: A Klingon Translation), Hamlet and Much.

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The — version of the puzzle globe logo of Wikipediarepresenting its multilingualism, contained a Klingon character. This is a good German translation of ” Klingon for the Galactic Traveler “.

Gilgamesh – English-Klingon Dictionary – Glosbe

In nounsthe final syllable of the stem the noun itself, excluding any affixes is stressed. The language appeared intermittently in later films featuring the original cast for example, in Star Trek V: The German translation is done very well.

Symbols incorrectly attributed to Okuda: Archived from the original on June 15, According to the actor who spoke the lines, Mark LenardJames Doohan recorded the lines he had written on a tape, and Lenard transcribed the recorded lines in a way he found useful gilgmaesh learning them.

The vowel inventory is asymmetrical in that the back rounded vowels are tense and the front vowels are lax. The KLI is a nonprofit corporation and exists to facilitate the scholarly exploration of the Gilgameshh language and culture. The following fonts may support these characters: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. The most important part of it is the language lab, teaching Klingon on a fun way, even with a voice recognition system checking your pronunciation.


Klingon for the Galactic Traveller. Having some of the most experienced Klingon speakers, the KLI is often contacted for or involved in translations before these are published.

Gilgamesh: A Klingon Translation – Wikidata

But what about speakers in the sense of people who can carry on a spontaneous live conversation in Klingon? Jens Helmig corrected by: Kllngon letters in parentheses following each item if any indicate the acronym of each source – used when quoting canon.

Described in the book The Klingon Dictionary by Marc Okrand and deliberately designed to sound “alien”, it has a number of typologically uncommon features.

In Augusta company in the United Kingdom, Bidvine, began offering Klingon lessons as one of their services. A small number of people are capable of conversing in Klingon. You can klinhon the movie at any time and click around on things to get information about them. For example, there are several words meaning “to fight” or “to clash against,” each having a different degree of intensity.

Gilgamesh: A Klingon Translation

Deliberately, this arrangement is very different from that of most human languages. The Klingon Dictionary 2nd: There are some words which should fall under the rules above, but do not, although using the standard rules would still be acceptable. All text is available under the terms of a Creative Commons License. See Klingon language Writing systems and Template: The Undiscovered Countrywho said, “You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon.

The KLI has hosted wordplay contests, with challenges to invent new Klingon phrases using natural language word play such as palindromespangramsand spoonerisms.

The stress in other words seems to be variable, but this is not a serious issue because most of these words are only one syllable in length. It is open to anyone who is interested in the Klingon language, and usually takes place in the United States.


When updated inthe Klingon character was removed from the logo, and substituted with one from the Ge’ez script. Klingon language Agglutinative languages Constructed languages Fictional languages Object—verb—subject languages Constructed languages introduced in the s introductions Star Trek.

Klingon language

Most of these books and gilgamwsh tapes have been translated into german. Klingon is normally written in a variant of the Latin alphabet. The experiment ultimately failed when the child refused to use Klingon when he got older, [5] and Speers abandoned the project in Schoen is the founder and current director of the KLI.

More recently he serves as the director of research and chief compliance officer for the Wedge Medical Center. Discovery With Klingon Subtitles”. But if you’re going to give your money to someone, you should buy the book directly from the KLI on their merchant page. The current version is a paperback with the Klingon on the left pages and the English on the right pages.

If you like to make a Klingon name, you can be sure not to produce rubbish. Capitals are generally reserved for uvular or retroflex consonants pronounced further back in the mouth or throat than is normal for the corresponding Klingob sounds, as with DQand S.