Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Weird thing of the day 9 February 2005/30 Shevat 5765 (Ro’sh Hodhesh ’Adhar Ri’shon/Toothache Day/Ash Wednesday)

Greetings, and happy new month.

Yesterday my mother dragged me to the doctor. Turns out I have a bacterial infection. I have new medicine to take now. When they say the cough medicine may make you drowsy, believe it. I’m not expecting to get much done the rest of this week.

Today’s weird thing is the Klingon language, which is the most financially successful artificial language ever. (Esperanto has about a million speakers, but they’re an idealistic bunch with little publicity who could easily be conquered by the Klingonists.) The main source of information on Klingon is The Klingon Language Institute. These people have a number of projects in the works, including translating the Bible (Hebrew Bible and New Testament) into Klingon, and the restoration of Shakespeare to its original Klingon. (See Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country for the latter.) Enjoy.

Aaron
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