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Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Inventor of the Klingon Language

Linguist Marc Okrand talks about the process of creating a language for Hollywood.

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The number one movie at the box office this past weekend no surprise -- "Star Trek," a rebooting of the forty-three-year-old franchise with Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew before they were the intrepid explorers of the television series.

The new "Star Trek" film has no Klingons, and therefore no Klingon language.  The long time characters of the "Star Trek" series speak their own language created by Berkeley educated linguist Marc Okrand. 

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