• Language: Klingonaase
  • Created: 1984
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  • Language family: professional fictional language
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A constructed language by John M. Ford.

Klingonaase was the original Klingon language developed by John M. Ford in his Pocket Books Star Trek novel The Final Reflection. This novel, while considered "non-canon" by Paramount, was the first to show the Klingons as more than cardboard villains, favorably showing their honor-bound culture. By doing so, it paved the way for everything that followed -- Worf on ST:TNG and the Klingon language by Marc Okrand. Before this book, Klingons got no respect.

This language briefly flourished in the Star Trek fan universe during the late 1980s, and was used in Star Trek: The Role Playing Game as well as fan fiction and other novels in the Pocket Books series.