I heard someone is translating the Bible into
Klingon - Is that you?
Use this tool to look up texts in a new window:
The slightly longer answer is not exactly...:
I realize, on some level that boils down to a yes, so, okay, I have
produced a Bible translation using Klingon.
Read below (
Theory Behind the UTA
) and you'll learn that working with the WEB
translation of the Bible
) got me interested in doing mock translations into various Science
The UTA project uses a pretty simpleminded translation process - eventually I do
intend to use the work I've done on the Universal Translator Assistant tool for doing
translations. However, the UTA tool in its current form is more for
demonstration than translations. It is useful for for entertainment
value, not linguistic purity. The translations it generates
resemble a pidgin-Klingon; a Klingon vocabulary mixed with English grammar. It would not be surprising (if there REALLY were Klingons) for such a dialect to exist in an environment where there was lively human-Klingon commerce.
Since the translation table used is rigid (one English word to one
Klingon word) there are often laughable confusions. For example "lie"
is currently translated as "nep," to tell a falsehood. This works for
Psalm 119:69 "The proud have smeared a lie upon me. ..." But it
is wrong in Psalm 23:2 -"he makes me lie down in green
pastures"). Going by probabilities, this may change soon - looks
like "to lie down" is the more likely meaning in the WEB translation.
The Klingon Language Version is NOW available
as a module for the Sword Project open Bible
Click Here to download.
See the Crosswire Bible Society's Sword Project to learn how to use this together with many serious Biblical tools.
For screen shots of the KLV in the Sword Project, click here.
To look up specific passages in Klingon and English use this gadget:
Gospel of Mark: Klingon Language Version KLV
, World English Bible WEB
, Mando'a Language Version MND
The Universal Translator Assistant tool provided here is based on the same "translation" techniques:
The Klingon Language Version, MrKlingon.org and the Universal Translator Assistant Project are in no
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Paramount Pictures. Klingon-language resources presented here are for the edification and enjoyment of
hobbyists, not for profit.