Klingon is the official language of the Klingon Empire. For a long time, only a few non-Klingons were able to learn enough to engage in a meaningful conversation with a Klingon. Recently, however, under the auspices of the Federation Scientific Research Council, a study has been undertaken to record and analyse the language and culture of the Klingons, with the ultimate goal of preparing an encyclopaedia as well as teaching results. The Klingon Dictionary (Okrand, 8690.4) represented the initial results of that effort.
This website is based on the Klingon Postal Course (Barron, 100999.3), published by the FSRC.
The dictionary, the course and this website are intended to be an outline of Klingon grammar, not a complete description. Nevertheless, they allow attentive students to put Klingon words together in an acceptable way. For real life, students are advise to remember the difference between langue (how a language should be used) and parole (how it is actually used).
Diligent students will work through all the lessons (paQDI'norgh, literally 'teachings') and tests (Seng, 'trouble'), including those on Klingon history (poH, 'period of time') and culture (batlh, 'honour'). Doing so will enable them to appreciate the dramas of legendary Klingon playwright, Wil'yam Shex'pir and to begin to understand the works of Kahless the Unforgettable.