Talk:Marc Okrand

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Previous discussion without headers[edit]

If memory serves, Mr. Okrand also constructed the Dino language from Star Fox Adventures. I can't seem to find a reference for that at the moment, though. 00:50, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

After asking him, he said that the only other language he created besides those for Star Trek and Atlantis, is a language (with no name) used in a documentary "The Journey Inside". This information is listed in the IMDb when you search for his name, maybe somebody is willing to add this to the page. -- Lieven (talk) 10:39, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Birth Date[edit]

Marc Okrand's birth date is listed at the top of the page as July 3rd, 1948, but in the table it is listed as being July 3rd, 1949. Only one of these dates is correct; the page has insufficient information and should be edited to reflect his actual birth date. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:24, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Done, fixed it. -- Lieven (talk) 14:47, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
What’s the source for the birth date? This has become an issue in the Finnish-language Wikipedia. --Mlang.Finn (talk) 18:41, 30 July 2015 (UTC)


I've changed the lead to indicate that Okrand is co-creator of the Klingon language since it is fully recognized that "Scotty" Doohan first created the sound of Klingon and the first dozen words of Klingon and that Okrand created the rest of the language in-canon with Doohan's vocab and dialectic sound. Thus both Okrand and Doohan are the co-creators of Klingon as modern language. (talk) 02:43, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Doohan did not originate all of the phonology of the language, nor did he assign distinct meanings to the sounds he created, only broad sentence level translations. I'd like to assign Doohan co-creating credit but honestly we cannot call the few lines of meaningless noises that Doohan wrote anything approaching a "language". -- (talk) 19:04, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Fluent in Klingon?[edit]

Can he speak Klingon?  Kiefer.Wolfowitz  (Discussion) 18:36, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

As the article says, yes, but not as fluently as others. tlhIngan Hol yajbe' User:KaiQ! 22:04, 23 October 2013 (UTC)


The title of the article

"ghom tlhIngan Hol lujatlhbogh ghotpu’: Translation: People who speak Klingon meet" in Arbiter Online: Boise State's Independent Student Media

really does and should begin with a lowercase "g". The standard "transcription" that Okrand created for Klingon uses uppercase and lowercase to convey phonological information, not for names and sentence beginnings. --Thnidu (talk) 04:53, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

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