I have been a Star Trek fan from the first episode on television in the 1960s.. Even as an old guy I still find the concept of Star Trek fascinating. Like a lot of fans, I relate to various characters. I like the Vulcans and relate to their dedication to the principles of “logic.” However, because all my life I have been influenced by the warrior philosophy, the Klingon culture of Star Trek has always held an interest for me. I have several Klingon Star trek episodes and other related written material on the “warrior race.”
I recently purchased this book (The Klingon Dictionary: the official guide to Klingon words and phrases by Marc Okrand) recently and read it cover to cover. This 191 page volume was not an easy read. Marc Okrand, who created the Klingon Dictionary and language, does a good job of explaining the finer details of understanding the Klingon language, but like learning any new language, one must immerse themselves into the subject. I also have no one to converse in the Klingon language, which makes learning it a problem.
To learn any language thoroughly it is best to live among the people. Since there is no way I can live among the Klingons at this time, I will have to just focus on this interesting dictionary.
Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Soul: An old warrior’s poetic tribute).
- Paperback: 191 pages
- Publisher: Star Trek; Subsequent edition (1 March 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 067174559X
- ISBN-13: 978-0671745592
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
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