Klingon

Klingon

KlingonThe Klingon language (tlhIngan Hol, pronounced [ˈt͡ɬɪ.ŋɑn xol], in pIqaD) is the constructed language spoken by the fictional Klingons in the Star Trek universe.

Described in the 1985 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”) and producer Jon Povill 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.

tlhIngan Hol Dayaj’a’?  (Do you understand Klingon?)