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Languages of Star Trek

Gene Roddenberry's 1966 TV series "Star Trek" has spawned five more TV series, ten movies, and hundreds of books.

With a universe of aliens, Star Trek has inspired many constructed languages (ConLangs) including Andorian*, Bajoran*, Borg, Cardassian*, Ferengi*, Klingon, Romulan, Trill*, and Vulcan.

*translations needed

Languages shown below:  Borg, Federation Standard, Klingon, Romulan, and Vulcan
 

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Borg

Borg is used by the Borg Collective.
It is read from top-to-bottom, right-to-left.

[ Borg ]

vaghep li'uzh voq ghiH twe bach

vaghep li'uzh bish lwe

vaghep li'uzh bar lwe

qra tagheb wahul voq ghiH



alternate Borg translation:

1) We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.

2) We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.

3) We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.

4) We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.

Borg Institute of Technology

Memory Alpha's Borg page



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Federation Standard

Federation Standard is used by many members of the United Federation of Planets.

[ Federation Standard Language ]


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Klingon

Klingon is used by the Klingon Empire.


shown in Klingon script with Okrand transliteration:

[as normally written]


how it might look written by hand:

[hand written]


and how it might have looked back in Kirk's day:

[in Kirk's day]

Klingon fonts and a comprehensive Unicode test page for Klingon in the Gallery of Unicode Fonts

Language information at Wikipedia

Writing system information at Omniglot

Additional information on Klingon can be found at the Klingonska Akademien (in Swedish & English) and the Klingon Language Institute

Google has a Klingon interface

Alternate names for Klingon include Klingonese and tlhIngan Hol



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Romulan / Rihannsu

Rihannsu is used by the Romulans in the Romulan Star Empire.


printed:

[as normally written]


how it might look written by hand:

[hand written]

Language information at Wikipedia and Memory Alpha

Writing system information at Omniglot

Alternate names for Romulan include Rihannsu and Sav'lesta



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Vulcan

Vulcan is used by Vulcans on their home planet

1) Tvi-shal d'nash-veh wilat.

2) Shahov wilat.

3) Ni'hin wilat.

4) Ri estuhl'voh nash-veh tra'..


I would be happy to receive Vulcan-based, written version(s) of this translation

Language information at Wikipedia and Memory Alpha



General Star Trek links

Memory Alpha: The free Star Trek reference, including language information

Paramount has a dedicated Star Trek site


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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