Father taught child only Klingon for first three years

This is not d'Armond Speers

d’Armond Speers taught his child only Klingon for first three years. Yeaaah, that’s worrisome. Not just because the kid only knows how to speak Klingon but let’s not ignore the fact that the father must have been fluent enough in it to speak nothing but Klingon around his son. And yet he claims to not even be much of a Star Trek fan. Sure you’re not:

“I was interested in the question of whether my son, going through his first language acquisition process, would acquire it like any human language,” Speers told the Minnesota Daily. “He was definitely starting to learn it.”

Congratulations d’Armond. If your goal was to raise your kid as a freak, may I just say KAPLA!


2 Responses to Father taught child only Klingon for first three years

  1. Bill Chapman says:

    If you really must teach your child an artificial language, you could do far worse than use Esperanto. I have met a number(five or six)of native speakers of Esperanto. In some cases Esperanto has been the common language of the parents (a Japanese and a German, for example)while I have known British parents, one of whom uses English whiole the other uses Esperanto. There don’t seem to be any ill effects, and most of those children continue to play a part in the Esperanto-speaking community.

  2. Brian Barker says:

    Klingon is difficult, but Esperanto is worldwide. And easy, of course 🙂

    As in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2LPVcsL2k0

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