The Klingon Dictionary: English/Klingon, Klingon/English (Star Trek) Paperback – 1 Mar 1992
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Marc Okrand Marc Okrand devised the dialogue and coached the actors speaking the KlingonTM language heard in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"TM, "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"TM, and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"TM. The Klingon language he developed has also been used in a number of episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"® and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"®. In addition, he created the Vulcan dialogue for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"TM and "Star Trek III."
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Now, as soon as I get the costume I can, and a whole lot more. It's not easy though. Don't expect to read from cover to cover and be able to speak Klingon like Worf and Martok though. That just ain't gonna happen...
1) You wear your own uniform.
2) You make your own Jumja Sticks.
3) You learn to speak Klingon.
The first two are pretty easy: All it takes is some courage and a butter/sugar combination.
The third point is a little more tricky. Klingon (or Klingonese) is an actual language developed by some cunning language experts at various American Universities combined with the content of the first six Star Trek movies and early TNG episodes.
The next logical thing to do with the Klingon language was to make it available for Star Trek fans and so Mark Ocrand (who is now seen to be one of the founding fathers of the Klingon language) put together a Klingon Dictionary and published it with Pocket Books.
The book itself is quite old now and has sections dedicated to 'common phrases' and an actual dictionary section. The main body of the book however, actually teaches you how to pronounce tricky Klingon words and deals with things like Verbs, Nouns and even numbers.
The Dictionary is amazingly well put together. It is to all intents are purposes, the foundation to an actual, real life language.
Language is important. It is one of the aspects that makes a culture unique and the Klingon language is a wonderful example of how Star Trek can build its worlds effectively. (It's just a shame that they don't stick to it properly.)
The Klingon language used to be a very important part of Star Trek fan culture and the Klingon Dictionary used to sell by the ton. However, these days not many fans are bold enough to go all the way and learn the Klingon language. So if you are a Star Trek fan, why not go all the way and buy the Klingon Dictionary and learn the language of one of the most diverse alien cultures of the Star Trek Galaxy?Read more ›
It is not a book that you can read cover to cover and know how to speak Klingon, instead you pick up little bits now and then and make choking noises as you walk round your house.
It might be something that never read properly, but never the less, its a nice piece in every collection.
This is so much more than a dictionary providing a lot of support with grammar and pronunciation, areas that are rather more complex than originally anticipated. I would recommend that the dictionary is used in conjunction with a good friend as no-one can learn a language from reading a book alone.
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