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Feb 1, 2022

In this episode, you'll learn about the constructed language called Klingon. Why did André learn the language and where shall we start learning the Klingon language? This and many more...


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Time stamps:

2:49 What is Klingon?

3:37 Who invented the Klingon language?

4:15 Whas it Scotty who invented Klingon?

5:54 What inspired you to learn Klingon?

9:22 How do people react when they learn that you are fluent in Klingon?

11:05 Is Klingon based on an existing language?

11:06 Is Klingon a constructed language?

11:35 The features of the Klingon languages.

15:33 How many people speak Klingon?

16:34 Is Klingon a difficult language?

18:32 Some weird features of the Klingon language.

21:42 Where to start learning Klingon?

23:57 What sort of people were attending your Klingon classes?

26:26 The Klingon community

29:56: About Klingons  (and humans) eating worms, bugs and the like

33:35 Creating a language on your own

39:08 Klingon sayings

41:08 Other constructed languages

47:30 Linguistic mission in Myanmar

Klingon Dictionary - My Fluent Podcast

Klingon flag


Pick up: Here: in the sense that you can pick up a language, to pick up an accent etc.

Right away: immediately

PhD: PhD is short for Doctor of Philosophy. This is an academic or professional degree that, in most countries, qualifies the degree holder to teach their chosen subject at university level or to work in a specialized position in their chosen field.

Let's get off the ground: to begin to operate or proceed in a successful way. (I did a mistake there and said "to" instead of "off" 

The Klingons: The Klingons are a fictional species in the science fiction franchise Star Trek.

A Linguist: has two meaning: a person skilled in foreign languages. a person who studies linguistics.

For brevity. "I left it out for brevity": because of shortness of time.

A phoneme: a speech sound in a language

Pocket money: a small amount of money given to a child by their parents, typically on a regular basis.

If I hadn't met Klingon, I wouldn't have studies: If I hadn't passed the test, I wouldn't have had/wouldn't have the opportunity to... | WordReference Forums 

An agglutinative language: you have a root of a word, and then you add suffixes little endings one after another, like for example in Turkish, in Hungarian and Finnish.

The causative: to cause someone to do something (a suffix or a function that you can apply to a verb) 

A geek: an unfashionable or socially inept person.

A nerd: a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.

To derive words from other languages: have (a specified word, usually of another language) as a root or origin.

"the word ‘punch’ derives from the Hindustani ‘pancha’"

Names and other stuff:

Scotty: James Doohan 

Marc Okrand: the linguist who constructed the language Klingon:  

Leipzig: a city in E central Germany, in Saxony

Zürich: is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland

B'Elanna Torres:  B'Elanna Torres /bɪˈlɑːnə/ is a main character in Star Trek: Voyager played by Roxann Dawson. She is portrayed as a half-human half-Klingon. 

L'Rell: Mary Chieffo. Mary Elizabeth Chieffo is an American actress who played the Klingon L'Rell on the series Star Trek: Discovery.

Voq: Voq was a 23rd century Klingon warrior who fought in the Federation-Klingon War in the 2250s. Played by Shazad Latif.


Language crash course: Klingon - André Müller | PGO 2020 - YouTube: 

André speaking 18 languages, watch the video here: 

(1) Learn Klingon | Facebook 

The Klingon Dictionary


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