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Klingon. The Klingons (Klingon: tlhIngan, pronounced [ˈt͡ɬɪ.ŋɑn]) are a fictional extraterrestrial humanoid warrior species in the science fiction franchise Star Trek.


Among the elements created for the revised Klingons was a complete Klingon language, developed by Marc Okrand from gibberish suggested by actor James Doohan. Spoken Klingon has entered popular culture, even to the extent that the works of William Shakespeare and parts of the Bible have been translated into it. A dictionary, a book of sayings, and a cultural guide to the language have been published. According to Guinness World Records, Klingon is the world's most popular fictional language as measured by number of speakers. Design[edit] Conception[edit] Two Klingon males and a female as they appear in the original television series episode "Day of the Dove". The Klingons were created by screenwriter Gene L. For the first two seasons, no Klingon ships were seen despite being frequently mentioned. Redesign[edit] Continuity issues[edit] Klingon language. The Klingon language (tlhIngan Hol, pronounced /ˈt͡ɬɪ.ŋɑn xol/) is the constructed language spoken by the fictional Klingons in the Star Trek universe.

Described in the 1984 book The Klingon Dictionary by Marc Okrand and deliberately designed to sound "alien", it has a number of typologically uncommon features. The language's basic sound, along with a few words, was first devised by actor James Doohan ("Scotty") for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. That film marked the first time the language had been heard on screen. In all previous appearances, Klingons spoke in English. Klingon was subsequently developed by Okrand into a full-fledged language. The Klingon Christmas Carol play is the first production that is primarily in Klingon (only the narrator speaks English).

A small number of people are capable of conversing in Klingon. External history[edit] Language[edit] The Klingon Hamlet The Klingon Language Institute exists to promote the language.[5] Speakers[edit] Appearance and use[edit] Klingon. "A Klingon's honor means more to him than his life!


" The Klingons are a humanoid warrior species that originated from the planet Qo'noS (pronounced Kronos), an M-class planet. One of the major powers of the galaxy, the Klingons were a proud, tradition-bound people who valued honor and combat. The aggressive Klingon culture had made them an interstellar military power to be respected and feared.

According to non-canon Klingonese, Klingons are called "tlhIngan" in that language. History and politics Edit. The Klingon Language Institute. LEARN KLINGON! Qapla' batlh je - KAHPLAH BATL JEH - SUCCESS AND HONOR HIja' - HIHJAH' - YES, TRUE (answer to yes/no question) HISlaH - HISHLAHH - YES,TRUE (answer to yes/no question) luq - LUKE - YES, OK, I WILL lu' - LU' - YES, OK ghobe' - GHHOBEH' - NO (answer to a question) Qo - KO - NO SuH - SUUHH - READY, standing by Su' - SUU' - READY, standing by 'eH - 'EHH - ready pItlh - PITLH - done toH - TOHH - so, well wejpuH - WEJPUUHH - CHARMING (used only ironically, sarcasm) maj - MAHJ - good (expressing satisfaction) majQa' - MAHJKAH' - well done, very good Hoch 'ebmey tIjon - HOECH 'EBMAY TIH JONE - CAPTURE ALL OPPORTUNITIES - literally, 'all opportunities you - all capture' maj ram - MAJ RAHM - GOOD NIGHT mupwI' yI'uchtaH!


PRONUNCIATION - "oic" gets them to pronounce the "glottal stops" at the beginning and end of the word 'oy' well enough (think of every apostrophe in a Klingon word as a directive to suddenly hold your breath for half a second.) Below is a listing of the Klingon alphabet : - the home of the Universal Translator Assistant Project. Everyday Klingon Phrases. TlhIngan Hol. TlhIngan Hol mu'ghom. Search google in klingon. NejwI' 'Itlh.