Bachmann (2017). Just in case you meet an alien: Here’s where to learn Klingon.

Bachmann, H. (2017, June 2). Just in case you meet an alien: Here’s where to learn Klingon. USA Today. Retrieved from https://usat.ly/2ry3sHF

[Invented language being taught in adult education …]

“Even though the Klingon race is fictional, the spoken language — invented in 1984 by American linguist Marc Okrand — is now being taught at Migros Club School, Switzerland’s largest adult education institution.” (¶2)

[Social status …]

“A fan of Star Trek and other sci-fi films, Tanya Rothenburg, 46, said she signed up for the Zurich course ‘because I always wanted to learn Klingon.’ Being able to talk with others who speak this language, ‘makes me feel like I belong to a very select group,’ she said.” (¶9)

[Up to 200 fluent speakers of the artificial language …]

“[André] Muller [the instructor], 32, is one of a small group — estimated at between 30 and 200 worldwide — of fluent Klingon speakers.” (¶10)

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