In this course, we will learn a little of the Klingon language, from the (unfortunately fictional) Star Trek universe. We will also learn about the principles Marc Okrand used to create the Klingon language, including how he made it in some ways like a human language, and in others different from a typical or even possible human language. We will learn some Klingon pronunciation and grammar and a little bit of introduction to linguistics, and then we'll see how much we can understand of some of the Klingon language used in Star Trek. We'll also learn a few good insults in Klingon, like how to say "Your ship is a garbage scow," as well as useful phrases like "Where do you keep the chocolate?" We'll also explore how learners of Klingon here on Earth have taken the language further, for example by translating pop songs and Shakespeare into Klingon. Join us and prepare for your next vacation on Qo'noS, the Klingon homeworld. Qapla'! (Success!)
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Registered community members will meet with Professor Warner for five in-person sessions on the following Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM: March 7,14, 21, 28 and April 4.