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The Star Trek: The Klingon Dictionary Paperback – Jan 1 1992
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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!"
About the Author
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® and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®. In addition, he created the Vulcan dialogue for Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanTM and Star Trek III.
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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.
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...
Most recent customer reviews
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.
Chicks dig guys with a good grasp of the Klingon language, and this book will help you to attract all the Ferenghi hotties.Published on Oct. 17 2003
You are without honor if you don't get this learn to speak Klingon. Chancellor Martok is awaiting to bring your family/house honor.Published on June 23 2003 by DJ Smook
I am a Star Trek TNG fan, loved DS9 but pass on Classic and Voyager. I have a copy of this book which I love to show off and I won't stop you if you want to buy it. But... Read morePublished on May 15 2002
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. Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2001
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