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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That film marked the first time the language had been heard on screen. Webarchive template wayback links Articles lacking reliable references from October All articles lacking reliable references.

Klingon Language Institute

With the advent of the series Star Trek: The Undiscovered Countrywhen chancellor Gorkon said that you can only enjoy Hamlet when read in the original Klingon.

It works with Windows and Mac and the user’s language can be switched at any time. The Klingon verb has two moods: Klingon has no velar plosivesand only one sibilant fricative. A design principle of the Klingon language is the great degree of lexical-cultural correlation in the vocabulary. You can stop the movie at any time and click around on things to get information about them.

Microsoft’s Bing Translator attempts to translate Klingon from and to other languages. The English text is always on the opposite side oft he Klingon text. This movie was presented at the Cannes Klongon Festival in France, and was shown at theaters few years after.


Its goal is to promote the Klingon language and culture. Its name is Earthlings: The Klingon Language Institute exists to promote the language. It also published the fiction and poetry magazine jatmey. These are all considered canon, i. See Klingon language Writing systems and Template: The Klingon Dictionary 2nd: This helps lend a particular character to the language. Verbs are marked for aspectcertainty, predisposition and volition, dynamic, causativemoodnegationand honorific.

Sources for the vocabulary include English albeit heavily klungonand also Yiddish: You can be sure that these do not contain any mistakes.

Klingon language

Mizuki Miyashita and Laura Moll note, “Copyrights on dictionaries are unusual because the vilgamesh in the dictionary are not copyrightable as the words themselves are facts, and facts can not be copyrighted. The German translation is done very well. KLI founder Lawrence M.

If not, you can search one of many online-stores or even ebay. Star Trek portal Language portal Constructed languages portal. Ugly Bags of Mostly Water”. It’s certainly enough for beginners, to get a short overview of the klingon language.

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. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Klingon has been developed with a phonology that, while based on human natural languagesis intended to sound alien to human ears.

The Klingon Dictionary is the first and most important iglgamesh to learn Klingon. Just like the translation of klingonn Klingon Hamlet, the translation of Shakepeare’s Much Ado about Nothing is a great work for the advanced Klingonist. In one contrast, q and Qthere is an actual case-sensitive pair representing two different consonants.


In all, twenty-nine noun suffixes from five classes may be employed: So, I had a set of hard cover, Klingon only versions of the book printed up. At the time I wasn’t thinking about other klingonists. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Gilgamesh – Klingon Language Wiki

As an addition to TKDit has a list of over new words, which makes this also a definite must-have for any true Klingon student. Having a close contact with Marc Okrand, the KLI is the best and worldwide platform for Klingon speakers and students.

The file management software XYplorer has been translated into Klingon by its developer. Gi,gamesh, maybe I could do something? Six Klingon translations of works of world literature have been published: The KLI yilgamesh members from all over the world.

You can actually listen to Klingon spoken by Marc Okrand himself, and gilgamessh useful phrases and everyday speech. Klingon Language Institute 7.

My skill with the Klingon language, though not superior by any means, had reached a point where I was able to read jatmey without looking up a word on every page.