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Is Klingon more commonly used than Esperanto? Klingon versus Esperanto



* SIR – One of your readers has insulted the honour of the Klingon people by claiming that “Klingon cannot compare” with the made-up language of Esperanto (Letters, September 3rd). I say to him: Bite your tongue, petaQ! Beyond the Terran series “Star Trek”, the Klingon language (lhIngan Hol) is far more widespread than Esperanto.

Unlike Esperanto, Klingon is a fountainhead of cultural inspiration. In 2010 the first authentic Klingon battle opera premièred at The Hague, and the Washington Shakespeare Company staged plays by the great Wil’yam Shex’pir. In fact, one former congressman even said that the Bush administration was composed of “Klingons in the White House”.

Nick Sibilla

Reston, Virginia, Sol III

From the Economist: http://www.economist.com/node/21530071