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How to Speak Klingon: Essential Phrases for the Intergalactic Traveler
     

How to Speak Klingon: Essential Phrases for the Intergalactic Traveler

by Ben Grossblatt, Alex Fine (Illustrator)
 

Master the harsh, guttural language of Klingon with this indispensable audio phrasebook. This amusing and enlightening primer on ill-tempered and proud Klingon culture uses a built-in sound module to teach readers an array of crucial compliments ("You bludgeon divinely."), toasts ("Today is a good day to die"), and insults ("Your mother has a smooth forehead") as

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Master the harsh, guttural language of Klingon with this indispensable audio phrasebook. This amusing and enlightening primer on ill-tempered and proud Klingon culture uses a built-in sound module to teach readers an array of crucial compliments ("You bludgeon divinely."), toasts ("Today is a good day to die"), and insults ("Your mother has a smooth forehead") as well as phrases used commonly in intergalactic travel ("Passport? My fist is my passport!"), theatergoing ("Two for Romulan and Juliet"), and more. Illustrated scenarios set the scene and offer additional useful phrases, making How to Speak Klingon an essential guide for any Star Trek® fan.

Editorial Reviews

"tlhIngan maH!"As Star War adepts and Big Bang Theory devotees already know, that phrase means "We are Klingon!" in Klingon. Ben Grossblatt can't promise that his audio phrase book will enable you to become an all-night Klingon talk show host, but it will get you through awkward moments on first nerd dates and alien encounters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452118147
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Pages:
12
Sales rank:
321,399
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Ben Grossblatt has several degrees in linguistics and eats gagh with his bare hands. He lives in Seattle.

Alex Fine is a Baltimore-based illustrator who was called "Spock" as a child due to his bowl cut and pointy ears.

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