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#StarTrek #language and #communication fun fact:

#Klingon is an object-verb-subject language (instead of "Klingons cherish their honor" >>> "Their honor cherish Klingons") Image
#StarTrek #language and #communication fun fact:

"The #UniversalTranslator could never work. Discuss." makes a great essay topic for #Linguistics 101 students. Image
#StarTrek #language and #communication fun fact:

A #UniversalTranslator would be just as cool as beaming. Imagine everyone speaks their language and it all sounds like English to you ... Image
#StarTrek #language and #communication fun fact:

#Klingon even has its own script Image
#StarTrek #language and #communication fun fact:

#Klingon is one of 26 #languages on the Gauss-Weber telegraphic memorial @uniGoettingen Image
#StarTrek #language and #communication fun fact question:

What is the correct term for a StarTrek fan?
To discover more #StarTrek #language and #communication fun facts listen to @wendy_harmer @robbie_buck and Prof Ingrid Piller @MQLinguistics celebrate #StarTrekDay on @abcsydney (starts at 1:12:40)

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