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The Star Trek: The Klingon Dictionary [Paperback]

Marc Okrand
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Jan. 1 1992 067174559X 978-0671745592 Subsequent
The Klingon Dictionary is the first comprehensive sourcebook for Klingon language and syntax, including fundamental rules of grammar as well as words and expressions that illustrate the complex nature of Klingon culture. It features a precise pronunciation guide, rules for proper use of affixes and suffixes, and a small phrasebook with Klingon translations for essential expressions such as "Activate the transport beam," "Always trust your instincts," and the ever-popular "Surrender or die!"

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The Klingon Dictionary is the first comprehensive sourcebook for Klingon language and syntax, including fundamental rules of grammar as well as words and expressions that illustrate the complex nature of Klingon culture. It features a precise pronunciation guide, rules for proper use of affixes and suffixes, and a small phrasebook with Klingon translations for essential expressions such as "Activate the transport beam," "Always trust your instincts," and the ever-popular "Surrender or die!"

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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 SpockTM, Star Trek V: The Final FrontierTM, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryTM. The Klingon language he developed has also been used in a number of episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation&reg and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine&reg. In addition, he created the Vulcan dialogue for Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanTM and Star Trek III.

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4.0 out of 5 stars best. book. ever! Oct. 17 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Chicks dig guys with a good grasp of the Klingon language, and this book will help you to attract all the Ferenghi hotties.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Learn Klingon--The Easy Way Feb. 12 2004
Format:Paperback
Linguist Marc Okrand was asked by the producers of Star Trek III, to expand on the Klingon language, first heard in Star Trek The Motion Picture. What came out of the request, not only influenced the feature films, but each of the spin off television series as well.
When the first edition of The Klingon Dictionary saw print in 1985, legions of Trekkers (myself included) wanted to crack the secrets of the language--and the book allowed us to do that. Ater the Klingon race played a substantial role in the plot of Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country, in 1991, a revised edition was warranted. The 92 edition features the same layout of the other versions. The book takes you from the sounds of Klingon, through all of the different types of words, to an actual mini dictionary of key words and phrases. Okrand wisely didn't try and tinker with the layout though, with tongue firmly in cheek-the idea of a book like this still makes for a fun read. The latest edition has 192 pages and is worth it for any would be Klingon warriors out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Qapla' Oct. 21 2003
Format:Paperback
Absolutely great book. The sheer thought put into the grammar and syntax of this language inspires me. I recomend it to anyone who likes languages and/or Star Trek.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Q'Pla My Fellow Klingons June 23 2003
Format:Paperback
You are without honor if you don't get this learn to speak Klingon. Chancellor Martok is awaiting to bring your family/house honor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fun book! Dec 13 2002
Format:Paperback
This was a great book for budding linguists! I was a linguistics major at university when I bought this, studying AI among other things. I attempted to get a course created that studied how a 'constructed' language like Klingon, (which a practicing linguist designed!) would work, and how it was designed. We had a professor interested, and at least a dozen senior students, but couldn't get the department head to sign off on the idea, (she was very conservative, and couldn't see the sense in studying a non-natural language, even if it was built using natural-language principals!) Too bad, though, as it could have been really interesting. Anyway, the book is well put together, and as I mentioned, the language was designed around sound linguistic principals as a potentially 'real' language.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It saved my life! Aug. 17 2002
Format:Paperback
This dictionary is a life saver if you attend DragonCon in Atlanta! That place is overflowing with Klingons. I used this guide to tell one not to kill me when I bumped into him there. He was quite full of insults, though.
All in all, this book is a lot of fun and could be the start of your very own linguistic journey into the heart of a warrior race. Be careful not to spill your blood wine on the important parts, though...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book ever made! Dec 27 2001
Format:Paperback
I just got this book as a christmas present. I think it's the best dictionary ever! I now know how to speak a few phrases in Klingon, but I'm still learning to speak more phrases of the language to myself. If you don't have this book, Get it now. It's the best book that'll help you learn the basics and all the grammar of the language of the Klingon Empire. I rate this book 5x2 stars. It's the best Klingon dictionary Okrand ever made! Buy it and you'll learn the greatest language of the Empire! Qapla'!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Klingon Dictionary rocks. Dec 1 2001
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Format:Paperback
OH man, it so, so cool, I can now speak Klingon to my friends, and only my sister understands me. Of course -- she is half Klingon. No when when I travel the galaxy, with Capt. Picard, I have the time of my life talking to Worf. to HUH, bha to all of you.
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