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C'jais
05-11-2003, 03:45 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/West/05/10/offbeat.klingon.interpreter/index.html

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- Position Available: Interpreter, must be fluent in Klingon.

The language created for the "Star Trek" TV series and movies is one of about 55 needed by the office that treats mental health patients in metropolitan Multnomah County.

"We have to provide information in all the languages our clients speak," said Jerry Jelusich, a procurement specialist for the county Department of Human Services, which serves about 60,000 mental health clients.

Although created for works of fiction, Klingon was designed to have a consistent grammar, syntax and vocabulary.

And now Multnomah County research has found that many people -- and not just fans -- consider it a complete language.

"There are some cases where we've had mental health patients where this was all they would speak," said the county's purchasing administrator, Franna Hathaway.

County officials said that obligates them to respond with a Klingon-English interpreter, putting the language of starship Enterprise officer Worf and other Klingon characters on a par with common languages such as Russian and Vietnamese, and less common tongues including Dari and Tongan.

Darklighter
05-11-2003, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by C'jais
"There are some cases where we've had mental health patients where this was all they would speak," said the county's purchasing administrator, Franna Hathaway.

So it's true then. We have Klingon-inhabitants migrating to planet Earth. And I thought that it was all fiction. How silly of moi.

C'jais
05-11-2003, 03:54 PM
http://www.kli.org/

Takes quite a while to load, though.

Thrackan Solo
05-11-2003, 04:06 PM
Hija ' jIyaj tIhIngan maH! C'jais, Hab SoSlI' Quch! :p j/k

C'jais
05-11-2003, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Thrackan Solo
Hija ' jIyaj tIhIngan maH! C'jais, Hab SoSlI' Quch! :p j/k

Y'know what? I'm not even going to try.

Please don't mistake me for some Trekkie...


;) :D

Thrackan Solo
05-11-2003, 04:27 PM
Hey nor am I. :) I just saw some phrasses on the website so I copied them try to figure it out.:p

Kstar__2
05-11-2003, 04:37 PM
star trek....bleh :disaprove

Mex
05-11-2003, 05:35 PM
Soon we'll all be speaking klingon.. This is the end, my one and only friend, the end..

Katarn07
05-11-2003, 06:51 PM
ROTFL

This is funny. Kinda sad. Glad no one speaks Huttese here...

<.<

>.>

Chesko, Sebulba!

Toontya toonya, Solo?

That's all I know :rolleyes:

And KLI does take forever to load. It still ain't up! Forget it...

obi
05-11-2003, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by kstar__2
star trek....bleh :disaprove

What "Star Trek bleh"?!?!?!?! :mad: :p

Hey C'Jais, email those guys at the hospital and tell them to just use a universal translator. :D

C'jais
05-11-2003, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by obi-wan13
Hey C'Jais, email those guys at the hospital and tell them to just use a universal translator. :D

Affirmative.

Engage Hotmail overdrive!

Darklighter
05-11-2003, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by Katarn07
It still ain't up! Forget it...

*Tries hard to resist make a viagra joke*

:D:lol:

NOTE: This joke was completely and utterly nicked from Sivy B.

*Sees Sivy running after him*

:eek:Oink!

*Legs it*

Btw kstar, I resent that remark about Star Trek, being a trekkie myself:mad:...

Though I could never stay mad at you:)

*Pinches cheek*

:xp:

Katarn07
05-11-2003, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by Darklighter
*Tries hard to resist make a viagra joke*

:D:lol:

NOTE: This joke was completely and utterly nicked from Sivy B.

*Sees Sivy running after him*

:eek:Oink!

*Legs it*

Btw kstar, I resent that remark about Star Trek, being a trekkie myself:mad:...

Though I could never stay mad at you:)

*Pinches cheek*

:xp:

Darn it. You'd think I would have caught that... :D

Oh, and I didn't see the ST remark until Obi posted.

*phasers kstar, heavy stun for hating ST. phasers Darky, light stun, he knows why* :p

Jed
05-11-2003, 10:09 PM
Bah.

Wait til they find out that they've wasted their time, and they need a Wookie translator.

:lol:

Wacky_Baccy
05-11-2003, 10:20 PM
Posted by Jedi220
Bah.

Wait til they find out that they've wasted their time, and they need a Wookie translator.

:lol: ROFL! :lol: :rofl: :lol:

Perfect! :D

Sivy
05-11-2003, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by Darklighter
*Tries hard to resist make a viagra joke*

:D:lol:

NOTE: This joke was completely and utterly nicked from Sivy B.

*Sees Sivy running after him*

:eek:Oink!

*Legs it*



lol :D

oh i got a better one for this..

Originally posted by Katarn07
It still ain't up! Forget it...

... and then she left, and i was down $100

:D

anyway, onto topic..

wow, thats mad :)

Pedantic
05-12-2003, 02:29 AM
Originally posted by C'jais
PORTLAND, Oregon

Hey, that's...my town!!! :D Oh, wait...;)

Dath Maximus
05-12-2003, 07:54 PM
muahahahhahahahah!!!

this is good

and if you need reassurance, just look at my avatar

boinga1
05-12-2003, 11:37 PM
LOL!

Dagobahn Eagle
05-12-2003, 11:48 PM
There are some cases where we've had mental health patients where this was all they would speak," said the county's purchasing administrator, Franna Hathaway.
:D LOL:D!

Klingon Language Institute
:D LOL:D!

How do you get that smiley that actually rolls around laughing?

Far as I know, Elvish, too, is an actual language.
My god, it's just a TV-series! Aren't they going a bit overboard?