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Lieven L. Litaer
tlhIngan Hol Dajatlh’a’? Klingon expert, speaker and author Lieven L. Litaer is a luminary in the field and offers listeners an entertaining yet educational insight into the world of this artificial language.
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Lieven L. Litaer is the best Klingon expert in German-speaking countries and enjoys a worldwide reputation. His lectures on the Klingon language are aimed at a wide audience - no previous knowledge is required.
Is Klingon a real language? Where is Klingon found in advertising? Does Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory” speak correct Klingon? Was the Bible really translated into Klingon and is learning Klingon actually difficult? The Klingon expert answers these and many other questions in an entertaining and educational way in his lectures.
Klingon is an artificial language that was invented for the American science fiction series Star Trek.
When “Star Trek – the Motion Picture” hit theaters in 1979, the Klingons, one of the main alien races in Star Trek, spoke some words in their own language. When they returned a few years later, a linguist was commissioned to develop their own language for the Klingons. The following year the official Klingon dictionary was published.
Over the years - i.e. through films and series from the “Star Trek” franchise – the language was expanded and a fandom emerged that was seriously concerned with learning and speaking the language. Klingon is officially recognized as a language and is used in various situations, so that in addition to Star Trek fans, so-called Trekkies, linguists also deal with the language.
Lieven L. Litaer is one of the world's best-known and most experienced experts on the Klingon language and is one of the few who are fluent in it, both spoken and written.