Language Learning App Adds Klingon To Service In 2016

May 5, 2015


Free, user-contributed language learning app Duolingo has announced their plan to release a course in Klingon for English speakers on February 21, 2016. So not soon enough to be able to talk to your lover in Klingon for Valentine's Day, which is a shame because I've always felt Klingon was the intergalactic language of looooooove. Just kidding, the intergalactic language of love is the sound of two aliens boning in zero gravity. It's almost identical to the sound of squishing Jello between your teeth.

Klingon is the constructed language spoken by the fictional extraterrestrial Klingon species in the Star Trek universe. Created by Marc Okrand, the language itself is centered around spacecraft, warfare, and weaponry -- but it also reflects the directness and sense of humor of the Klingon culture. For example, the closest word you can use to express "hello" is "nuqneH," which actually means "What do you want?". There are also plenty of insults, as it is considered an art form.

Heck yeah, insults! Insults ARE an art form, and I am an ARTISTE. Remember insult sword fighting from the Monkey Island series? Because we can't be friends if you don't. I don't have very many stipulations for friendship, but a special fondness for the Monkey Island franchise is one of them. A car is also a plus, but not mandatory if you own a helicopter or a motorcycle with a sidecar.

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