Klingon Language Added to Bing Translator
Posted: May 16, 2013 by Maja Johnson
As mind-blowing as it sounds this is the truth! Bing Translator added a new language this week – the Klingon language to be more precise! Or it sounds like they're trying to capitalize on the upcoming Star Trek – Into Darkness movie premiere.
This marks the beginning of a new era for all Trekkies out there. Not only they can learn new words in their "favorite language", but also translate entire websites to be displayed in Klingon. Trust me, there will be more than a few of those sites popping up soon.
The Klingon language is the fastest growing language in the 20th and 21st century. The Star Trek ideology has millions of followers around the globe and many of them would salute Bing's step to develop the language entirely. So far fans have only developed dictionaries, but Bing's program offers full grammatical structure of the language. Bing developers worked with Marc Okrand, the linguist who created the Klingon language for the Star Trek series, and 10 other Star Trek fans who are apparently fluent in the language at the Klingon Language Institute.
This language is much more difficult to pick up than the Romantic or Slavic languages as it has a completely different structure and rules. However, for those of you who have an ear for languages and love a new challenge, all I can say is QAPLA' !