Thursday, September 16, 2004

Where's the Quenya News??

The German network Deutsche Welle is now publishing web pages in Klingon.

The story just gets weirder from there:
[director Erik Bettermann says] "We should celebrate our 10-year presence in the online universe with a cross-border language. This should help users from other galaxies get an impression of Germany."
Um, except that Klingon is a language of our own galaxy. It was invented for the Star Trek series.

Now if they really want to publish news in a relevant language that can help us communicate with others, they should really consider publishing in Quenya (Tolkien's language of the ancient elves). The Bible may have been translated into Klingon, but Quenya has not one, but two scholarly journals.

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