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Re: [discuss] Language Death

Christian Einfeldt ([email protected])

On Tuesday 14 December 2004 06:06, Jonathon Blake wrote:
> Wesley wrote:
> > All in support of a story that growed like Topsy into a novel
> Following in the steps of Ursula Le Guin.
> > Anyone localized into Klingon yet?
> The Klingon Language Institute is looking for volunteers to do
> that. [Though not using the Klingon writing sytem, though.]

Wait, where did you hear this?  I would like to speak with such a 
person.  Gerry Singleton and I have started an ooKlingon project.  
So far, the Klingon Language Institute (KLI) has not shown interest 
in that topic, and has, in fact, asked us not to discuss OOo on 
their site, which I have respected.  

Here is the history of the Klingon language localization effort.  In 
about August, 2003, Louis Suarez-Potts suggested exploring 
localization of Klingon and the two Elvish languages from Lord of 
the Rings.  I contacted a few people about Elvish, and found out 
that it was not as fully developed as Klingon.  At the same time, I 
had become a member of the KLI, with the hope of getting to know 
them and then interesting them in localizing Klingon.  

It turns out that there was not much interest in the project over at 
the KLI.  Some translation of word strings was begun, but it 
started small and then tapered off to nothing.  AFAIK, the project 
has come to a temporary (but lengthy) halt.  

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