Tag Archives: Klingon

Stand on the right!

It’s a little less than a week until the start of the Olympic Games, and Londoners are braced for transport chaos. If you’d like to help ease their stress levels, one thing will make a huge difference. That thing is standing on the right on escalators. This simple rule, which you will see on all(…)

Invented languages

A fascinating article in the New York Times describes the rise of invented languages (conlangs) in Hollywood. The most famous conlangs are probably Klingon (from Star Trek) and Esperanto but more recently languages have been invented for the film Avatar (Na’vi) and the television show Game of Thrones (Dothraki). Who is behind these new languages?(…)

Klingon Opera

The first production performed entirely in Klingon has premiered in the Netherlands. Called u, the production was conceived by the Klingon Terran Research Ensemble (KTRE), based in the Hague. The title translates as ‘universe’ or ‘universal’. Klingon was invented by linguist Marc Okrand as the language of the fictional Star Trek warrior race. Fans have(…)