A Brief History of Klingon: From Star Trek III to Hamlet

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Sun, Nov 27th, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Scientist and writer Stan Carey, of the Sentence First blog, has put together this article that explains how the Klingon language was developed -- and how, decades later, still thrives.

Few of its many enthusiasts are fluent, but all are surely encouraged by the growing body of Klingon literature, which includes translations of Hamlet, the Tao Te Ching, Gilgamesh, and other great works. Arika Okrent, a linguist who has studied Klingon, told me a Kama Sutra translation may be on the way.

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