Nothing to "Klingon" in New "Star Trek" Movie
But some die-hards do have something to complain about, and they can do that complaining in the Warrior Tongue, Klingon. For as Slate's Arika Okrent points out, "There's something missing from J.J. Abrams' reboot of the moribund Star Trek franchise, and that something is Klingon. I mean Klingon the language."
"The Klingon language is something truly unique," boasts the KLI. "While there have been other artificial languages, and other languages crafted for fictional beings, Klingon is one of the rare times when a trained linguist has been called upon to create a language for aliens. Add to this more than a quarter-century of the Star Trek phenomenon, a mythos that has permeated popular culture and spread around the globe."
From there, Trekkers, Trekkies, Klingons, Seven of Nines and even, one supposes, Wookies can link to the website of Nick Nicholas, a business analyst and linguist residing in Melbourne, Australia, and a research associate of UC Irvine's Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (Greek literature) project.
If this appeals to you, go here to join the KLI--and have your Visa or Mastercard ready.