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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosephTheNerd

How do I speak Klingon without sounding like a nerd?

I want to speak Klingon to my friends and they can say, "Hey, Joseph, that is really cool and you definitely aren't a nerd!" But they insist in saying, "Wot was that Josefuhhhh? You are such a nerd. Come to my house today lets get some kills on FoRtNiTe and not play World of Warcraft like you keep on forcing us to do." I hope some people learning this language can relate and have found a simple solution (which is not locking them up underground btw)

November 27, 2018

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hanspersson

If you are concerned about sounding like a nerd you may have chosen the wrong language. Qapla'!

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas_Wesley

Is this a trick question??? :)

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marshmello30

its not a trick question in other words he wants to speak a really cool language but his friends think he's a nerd

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/compsognathus

Impossible. But sounding like a nerd is a good thing. :)

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CoconutMermaid

The nerd in me says to behave like a Klingon when you speak Klingon. Command the room! Demand respect! Use your tone and posture to show that you are a badass.

However, Klingon is a language from Star Trek. 'Trekkie' is almost synonymous with 'nerd' to most people. My actual suggestion is to make friends who call you 'nerd' as a term of endearment, rather than an insult. Forget those guys if they want to poop on your excitement.

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/squell

pretty much the best advice you can give. embrace the nerd inside of you and - as the course teaches - pe'vIl tlhIngan Hol yIjatlhvIpQo'!

That's what I'm going to do in my next meeting at work. Just slam the door open, stride in, kick a chair over on the way, glare at the other guys in the room and let out a hearty "nuqneH". Then I'll just clean my fingernails with a large knife while I wait for them to call security.

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Waddledee10

Star Trek not track

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ninja2fast1

BilboBaggins103 is correct

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Prismacolor_pen

LET YOUR KLINGON SHINE! Say whatever you want to them. "Nerd' is a term of endearment!

November 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Delmma

find your tribe at a Comic Con

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marshmello30

guess they never watched star track

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mburakeker

stat track*

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marshmello30

TELL THEM TO WATCH STAR TRACK then they will think it's really cool

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cgb830

Can we be friends?

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steven854088

Easy, swing a bat'leth around while speaking Klingon.

November 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpiritHeart

Face it: there are people who think that is a very nerdy thing. You just have to find people who share your interest in the language and speak to them in the language, instead of speaking Klingon to the friends who call you a nerd.

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spammy_McSpamzy

Why do you want to be friends(Spend time with) people whose interests are not yours? Join a Guild, learn Klingon, Do Activities you WANT do do rather than kowtow to such basic people. Simple Solution : Drop the toxic waste, Let them do them, you do you.

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RecalcitrantLove

I do not understand what is Duolingo's goal of teaching a language that only serves to waste time

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdmcowan

I do not understand what is your goal of making a post that only serves to waste time

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Knera2

tlhIngan SuvwI' SoH

November 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CoconutMermaid

Not a waste of time. More than one person in the real world speaks Klingon. If you go to a con and meet, let's say, a French person who only speaks French and German but your native language is English, then Klingon may be the only way for the two of you to communicate. Even if you both share a native language, speaking Klingon as a "secret language," so to speak, is safer than most other second languages because such a small niche of people speak it. Also people love Star Trek, myself included. It's just one more way to indulge in something that makes you happy. Just because watching football is a waste of time, doesn't mean millions of people don't do it. They just do it for the enjoyment.

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PotatoSanta

In my opinion focusing only on work and career with no free time is a waste of time, as is taking up a hobby you are not interested in just because it is what other people are doing. Nothing wrong with learning something for fun. I'd say that Duolingo's goal was to branch out and add something unique and different and to attract more users.

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeanutHat2005

Duolingo teaches this for people who like conlangs (constructed languages), which are surprisingly a lot of people. Im a casual learner of this cos why not? Check out r/conlangs on Reddit to see all the people who are INSANE about this kind of stuff. It's just personal interests/hobbies and a plentiful amount of free time that cause this.

April 29, 2019
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