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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2018 10:13 p.m. PST

"Today is a good day to learn. Duolingo has officially launched its Klingon language course, meaning Star Trek fans everywhere can teach themselves how to speak with honor.

The highly anticipated language course launched on Duolingo's website today, under a license agreement with CBS. First announced almost three years ago, the Klingon Duolingo course grew a waitlist of over 170,000 people prior to its release. It's no surprise, seeing as how much the language's popularity has grown over the decades.

The Klingon language was first created by Mark Okrand for the 1979 Star Trek movie and has since grown into one of the most-commonly spoken constructed languages, rivaling Elvish and High Valyrian (which also has its own Duolingo course). It's been translated into Shakespeare and the Judeo-Christian Bible—there's even a Klingon Christmas Carol. Hundreds of thousands of people have learned basic Klingon over the years, but as of 2013, Okrand estimated that only about 100 could speak it fluently…"
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Armand

Legion 417 Mar 2018 9:30 a.m. PST

I've had the book and cassette for years … evil grin Qapla'

Oberlindes Sol LIC17 Mar 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

I find that it's best to learn from a native speaker.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 11:36 a.m. PST

(smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Legion 417 Mar 2018 3:21 p.m. PST

The only problem learning directly from them is they don't bathe often … huh?

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