Around a dozen fluent speakers (1996).
The Klingon language (Klingon: tlhIngan Hol) is a language that was made for the Klingons in the Star Trek Universe. It is a constructed language, not one that developed naturally. Only a few people can speak the Klingon language well enough to talk in it. Klingon — the official language spoken by the fictional warrior race in the Star Trek franchise — has taken on a life of its own. In addition to being newly added to Bing's language translator feature, it's been translated into Shakespeare, has its own language institute and is spoken all over the world.
Klingon has been around for decades, and even though there's a Klingon dictionary, opera, and even the Klingon Language Institute, it's not the most accessible language to learn to speak. It's intimidating to learn any new language, let alone an alien language.
The Klingon language, sometimes called Klingonese, is the constructed language spoken by the fictional Klingons in the Star Trek Universe. Described in the 1985 book The Klingon Dictionary by Marc Okrand and deliberately designed to sound "alien", it has a number of typologically uncommon features.
How many Klingon words are there?
Now, there are nearly 3,000 Klingon words. Although this is still fairly small for a language, that hasn't stopped people from studying it. There's even a virtual Klingon Language Institute online for people to analyze the language. It's even been translated into famous literary works.
The Klingons (tlhIngan in Klingonese) were a humanoid warrior species that originated from the planet Qo'noS (pronounced Kronos), an M-class planet in the Beta Quadrant.
Yes. (answer to yes/no question) HIja' or HISlaH
Today is a good day to die. Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam
We are Klingons! tlhIngan maH!
Happy birthday. qoSlIj DatIvjaj (to more than one person: qoSraj botIvjaj )
Klingon Language Learning Pack.