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Speaking Klingon

Posted on: 23/11/2009

Dr d’Armond Speers spent days translating phrases to communicate to his son Alec speaking like the creatures featured in space-based fantasy programme Star Trek, hoping that

the child’s first word would be ‘vav’ instead of ‘dad’. However, the language was problematic at this age because it lacked equivalent words for ‘bottle’ and ‘diaper’.the child’s first word would be ‘vav’ instead of ‘dad’. However, the language was problematic at this age because it lacked equivalent words for ‘bottle’ and ‘diaper’.

Eager to know if he succeeded?

 

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1 Response to "Speaking Klingon"

Although speaking Klingon to a child might seem an odd thing to do, speaking a planned language need not necessarily be pointless.

I have come across a small number of native speakers of Esperanto. In most cases Esperanto was the natural home language of the parents, who had differeent mother tongues.

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