'Star Trek Into Darkness': New Klingon translator
attentIon, gheetlhS! bolDly SIbI’ bing HoSDo’Hey pagh SearchH QuQ pa’ pong tlhIngan chel qutluch patlh Sovmo’ mughwI’ tool.
Translation: Attention, geeks! Bing has boldly gone where no search engine has gone before by adding Klingon to its official translator tool.
The addition comes in honor of Star Trek Into Darkness, which hits theaters this week. Phrases can be rendered either phonetically with Latin letters or in the Klingon’s own alphabet, a.k.a. the Klingon Language Institute’s pIqaD. The translator also makes it easy to morph any webpage into a Klingon-friendly site; here’s how EW.com would look if it were staffed solely by the residents of Qo’noS. And starting tomorrow, Bing’s homepage will house a bevy of Star Trek-related goodies as well — including interactive images and videos.
It’s a pretty neat toy, even for those who don’t know much about the Star Trek universe. This, for instance is how you say “May the Force be with you” in Klingon (no, entering Star Wars quotes doesn’t make the translator implode): chaq raD. Here’s “there’s always money in the banana stand”: pa’ ‘oH reH qaStaHvIS banan naH Qam. Oh, and if you’re looking to give your next rage-filled howl an alien spin? Trade “KHAAAAAAAN!!” for “tlhHaaaaan!!”
Yeah, we could definitely do this all day.