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Old February 19 2009, 02:50 AM   #1
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Can YOU speak Klingon?

I'm curious, there's a stereotype that true Trekkies speak Klingon.
I love the Trek , but I can't. So, can you??
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Old February 19 2009, 02:57 AM   #2
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

I found this cool site, its got sound clips and everything!! enjoy: http://www.kli.org/
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Old February 19 2009, 04:02 AM   #3
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

I do not. But I do have conversational Klingon tapes that my mom got me years ago. Never really tried, though. And how "conversational" can Klingon be, I wonder?
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Old February 19 2009, 04:12 AM   #4
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

Pretty conversational. After all, there is an entire Hamlet in the original Klingon.

I purchased the first Klingon dictionary waaaayyy back when. So I know a few words and numbers.
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Old February 19 2009, 04:16 AM   #5
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

I have the dictionary... for fun. I don't actually study it.
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Old February 19 2009, 06:20 AM   #6
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

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I have the dictionary... for fun. I don't actually study it.
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Old February 19 2009, 12:08 PM   #7
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trilbymonkey wrote: View Post
I found this cool site, its got sound clips and everything!! enjoy: http://www.kli.org/

thanks for the website rly useful
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Old February 19 2009, 02:32 PM   #8
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

Even though I consider myself a Trekkie I'd never touch that Klingon dictionary because I have a rather strong dislike of all things Klingon.
If there was a dictionary about Cardassian, Romulan or Bajoran though, I'd be tempted to check it out.
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Old February 19 2009, 02:40 PM   #9
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"Q'pla!"

......that's about it.
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Old February 19 2009, 02:45 PM   #10
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

No, just a few words or phrases.
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Old February 19 2009, 03:15 PM   #11
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

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"Q'pla!"

......that's about it.

That's wrong.
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Old February 19 2009, 04:11 PM   #12
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

Just for fun, how many Klingon words/phrases I can recall off the top of my head:

Qa'pla, racht, gagh, bat'leth, mek'leth, pe'taQ, d'k tahg, Hab SoslI' Quch, rokeg, gre'thor, sto-vo-kor, targ, raktajino, cha'dich, grishnar, chech'tluth. So I can guess I can basically order food, insult someone, or name a weapon (and I'm pretty sure the spelling or capitalization is off on half those words.)

Does anyone actually speak Klingon? Seriously?
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Old February 19 2009, 05:00 PM   #13
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

I do own the dictionary, but I only know a few words. I *Do* have the Klingon word for Terran as a tattoo.
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Old February 19 2009, 05:41 PM   #14
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

I don't.
I know 4 or 5 words from hearing them in various episodes but I never bothered actively trying to learn the language.
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Old February 19 2009, 05:48 PM   #15
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Re: Can YOU speak Klingon?

I would love to be able to speak Klingon. That would be awesome.
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