Beijingers Speak Purest Klingon

The inventor of the Klingon language Mark Okrand told The Asia Beat that the most accurate Klingon pronunciation is produced by a group of Beijing  science fiction fans. The guttural, invented language also known as “tlhIngan Hol”, spawned from the series of Star Trek films, is apparently perfectly suited to the throat clearing, tongue swallowing Beijing dialect Beijing hua (北京话).

Mr. Okrand told The Asia Beat, “I couldn’t believe it. We were in China scouting for the new movie, when from a net cafe behind a demolished Hutong, I distictly heard the words, “Destroy them all! If you fail your mission, do not return alive,” in the purest possible Klingon. I had stumbled across an informal meeting of the Beijing Science fiction club. It was an incredible experience!”

Mr. Okrand hastened to reassure Star Trek fans that “under no circumstances” would Jackie Chan be allowed anywhere near the new movie.

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One thought on “Beijingers Speak Purest Klingon

  1. G

    Yep Beijinghua is all ARRRRARRRR etc and a bit disconcerting to the student! Even after having a Beijing-born teacher at Point Cook in the early 90’s I struggled. Also struggled after starting at 25 – way late.

    Like yr blog…

    GS

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