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The Klingon Word for Spoon is “baghneQ”

By posted at 12:00 pm on June 6, 2012 1

Lapham’s Quarterly has a new podcast about “the weird world of invented languages” such as Klingon, Dothraki, and Esperanto.

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One Response to “The Klingon Word for Spoon is “baghneQ””

  1. Bill Chapman
    at 2:00 pm on June 6, 2012

    I don’t think that “weird” asnd “Esperanto” belong in the same sentence.

    I hope you’ll allow me to say that Esperanto is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. That’s quite an achievement for what started as the idea of just one man. It has survived wars and strikes and economic crises, and continues to attract young learners.

    This language has some remarkable practical benefits. Personally, I’ve made friends around the world through Esperanto that I would never have been able to communicate with otherwise. And then there’s the Pasporta Servo, which provides free lodging and local information to Esperanto-speaking travellers in over 90 countries.

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