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Re: The Forbidden Experiment

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Saturday, November 27, 1999, 18:57
> Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...> comunu: > > > Yep - and I've heard that at least one person is bringing up his son in > > Klingon as well as English! > > No longer! His son resisted the effort after a while, so his father > stopped. He would speak Klingon to his son, which his son would > understand, but the son eventually began replying in English. Wired
Magazine did a
> followup article on it some time this year.
Is there a URL for the article? It's worth pointing out that exactly the same story happens with many parents trying to raise their children bilingually in this way, even where each parent always sticks to their respective language even when talking to the other parent rather than the child. If D'Armond had been trying to teach his son Hungarian rather than Klingon the outcome would probably have been the same.
> The father also said that > Klingon at the time did not have enough words to be used in daily life > without extending meanings and coining compounds; the canonical > lexicon has > been expanded with the publication of _Klingon for the Galactic Traveler_. > Mark Shoulson knows the father (Armond Speer, IIRC)
D'Armond Speers? --And.