Klingon as a first language

A linguist father spoke only Klingon to his child for his first three years,

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

Speers “gets nostalgic when he recalls singing the Klingon lullaby ‘May the Empire Endure’ with his son at bedtime,” but “the experiment was a dud. His son is now in high school and doesn’t speak a word of Klingon.”

Too bad. What’s the Klingon for “lousy dad”?

Via BoingBoing.

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