|About Klingon||The Videos/
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Well, enough Klingon for now. You didn´t come here to read a monologue of mine, right? ;-)
Despite the title, this site does not only host The Klingon Anthem, but also several other files about Klingons, including Frasier´s Klingon speech, and a Light version of the Klingon Language Lab - most of the files are taken from the game Star Trek Klingon.
I strongly suggest that you make use of a Download Manager, like GetRight. This server isn´t the fastest(but it´s free ;-), so you´ll likely want to resume downloads now and then.
All video files here are encoded using DivX. It´s a good codec available on most, if not all, platforms.
I usually encode my videos with the latest version if possible. Some of the older videos use DivX 5.1.1, but usually, I use the newest possible(i.e. the newest I tried and found to be good). A recent version is 5.2.1, which I recommend that you use, as I make use of features(like multiple consecutive B-frames) only DivX 5.2.X or higher has.
Maybe other decoders have them as well, but don´t blame me if it doesn´t work.
|The Klingon Anthem||Frasier´s Klingon speech||qeylIS mInDu'||nentay - The rite of ascension|
|tlhIngan mu'tay' - Vocabulary videos||Klingon IPA Font||The Klingon Language Lab Light||mu' toghwI', Word count|
|Sounds of the Klingon alphabet||a klingon advertisment||mu' DelwI' - the explainer||Other videos, not by me|
|KLIFList - create lists for KLIFlash with text as input||mu'chevwI' - Klingon Translate Help|
|The Klingon Anthem||1.4M||The basic version. No subtitles, taken directly from the game, polished it a bit. Didn´t help much. :-(|
|Klingon Anthem, english subs||1.4M||Essentially the same as the previous version, though this time with burnt-in english subtitles.|
|Klingon Anthem, klingon subs||1.4M||As before, this time the subtitles are in klingon. For those who want to sing along ;-)|
|Klingon Anthem, klingon subs, klingon font||1.4M||The subtitles in this one are in klingon using Klingon Glyphs - the font I used is similar to the one from the KLI, it can be found on the Links Page|
|The Klingon Anthem, MKV, 3 Subs, inc. font||1.2M||A Matroska version. Same video, but all three subtitles included as separate stream, the needed font-file for klingon glyphs is included in the file itself, so there is no need to download and install it. Go to the Matroska Page if you don´t know what Matroska is or need the files to play them.
Generally, I´d recommend the Matroska version - no need to carry around four different versions of the same video, right? At the moment, there´s a slight bug in DirectVobSub(the filter used to display the subtitles), it shows all three subtitle streams as "English". Not that much of a problem, though.
|Subtitle script, english||~2KB||The script used for the subtitles, SSA(SubStation Alpha) format. The timing is useless, as it´s tuned for the klingon words, still, I thought I leave it as it is.|
|Subtitle script, klingon||~2KB||Subtitle Script, SSA format. Klingon text - the timing is tuned for the klingon words, though it is not perfect.|
|Subtitle script, klingon, klingon font||~2KB||The subtitle script for the klingon glyph version. The timing is the same as the others, the only difference is the used font and some words are rewritten to match the font´s mapping|
|In case of problems with scripts(external)||Hint||If you´re experiencing problems, like gibberish symbols or completely wrong timing, it may be that the character encoding has been changed. In that case, open the file with Notepad(it´s plain text anyway) and save it with UTF8 encoding(remember to remove the ".txt"). This should solve the problem. Apparently sometimes the encoding set is wrong, causing the subtitle filter to "overlook" it´s own command tags.|
|Klingon anthem, MP3||192K||While not a video, it may be of interest to those who merely want to HEAR the song. It´s smaller, naturally. It may be that it´s lenght is shown as 24seconds, which is wrong, because it´s about 42 seconds. It´ll play fine, though.|
|Frasier´s Speech, AVI version||11M||Avi version, not recommended, lower quality, larger, burnt-in subtitles|
|Frasier´s Speech, MKV version||7.2M||MKV Version, recommended, better quality with subtitles as separate stream|
See the Matroska page for more details.
|Speech/translation only, MP3||182K||This MP3 contains only the klingon speech and the translation.|
|qeylIS mInDu'||2.5M||The eyes of Kahles, as the english name would be. The quality isn´t exciting, I hope on releasing a better version sometime.|
|nentay - the rite of ascension||12M||Watch as a young klingon boy becomes an adult klingon warrior. |
As with the other videos, I hope on releasing a better quality version sometimes.
|Description||Date of last change|
No clip from the game, I´m afraid.
The MKV version contains two subtitle streams - one in english, one in german. Not much difference, really. Still, some prefer german ;-)
The AVI version has mediocre graphic, because the subtitles are burnt in.
The "micro" version is the lowest possible quality/size, for those who wish to see a sample but can´t afford more transfer. Do NOT expect quality!
|MKV, 468K, |
Bean(s). No clip from the game, explanation of letters.
|MKV, 1.0M, |
Finova Bean(s). Similar to qurgh, but longer. ;-)
"Activate transporter" - a classical Star Trek command, though it´s correct english counterpart seems to be a bit smoother ;-)
Ode of Respect
This one is a bit larger than usual, because I included a short clip from the game "Star Trek Klingon" where an Ode of Respect is being read. Unfortunately, it´s not in Klingon ;-)
veQ - "garbage". Can be used as an insult too. Contains a clip from the game.
Including a small clip from the game Star Trek Klingon, NOT the Rite of Ascension, though, as this would have made the file too large, I´m afraid. Besides, it´s available as a separate video
This file´s the first of a new line, unlike the others, I didn´t simply take what KCD gave to a word, I searched for fitting samples and added them.
Therefore you will now hear Okrand spell the used letters, as well as see a written invitation to repeat the word, with Okrand saying it afterwards.
Once again, there has been a change. With this file, I start to create future files in FLASH, because it offers many more options, and, most important, better visual quality. I will continue to include an AVI version, so that it can be viewed without flash - but any technical improvement will likely be lost in the pure video.
Also, there may, or may not, be an MKV version in the future. Since the text has to be burned into the picture, MKV offers no inherent advantage anymore. However, preliminary tests have shown that a combination of TWO video codecs may provide small files with good quality, which might mean that I´ll add an MKV file.
Warning:This file is supposed to be viewed with a size of 320x200, but some browsers might expand it to fit the entire screen. In that case, either go to mu'DelwI', or download and run the file, so that the Flash player(which is likely to be installed) plays the file at correct size.
|Full pack||MKV Pack, 11M ,
MKV Pack, 19M ,
|These packs contain several videos at once, for easier download. The pack will be replaced soon, and I´ll then add a date mark, so that you can easier see which files are new and which are old.||03, 2005|
Klingon IPA font
|5.2K||A (more or less) self-made font containing not more than the Klingon Alphabet as IPA characters.|
There are no numbers, no special characters, nothing. Just the alphabet as IPA glyphs. Probably not of much use to anyone, but I thought I´ll put it online anyway ;-) (In case you´re interested - I created that font for use in my mu'tay videos, to be included in the MKV versions.
The character mapping is quite simple, all the characters are on the keys they represent. Exceptions: The "ng" is mapped to "x", "ch" is "c", "gh" "g" and "tlh" is "T".
The font´s still in work, I have to rework some characters. It should work on any system, btw. If not - please tell me.
|The entire program with all files||48M||Because my webserver recently has been changed to not allow EXE files, I repacked the KLLL into a single ZIP file. Nowadays a 50MB download isn't that much of a problem anyway. And I doubt I'm going to change the files any time soon.|
|The MJPeg codec used in the videos||89K||That´s the codec I used to compress the videos.|
From what I've seen, modern Windows (XP+) are able to decode even without having the codec installed. Only install if you absolutely have to!
|Installation||Basically: download and unzip, then run the program (or rather runme.bat). That should create a new drive(Z) pointing to KLL_LIGHT (needed to run the program) and start the Language Lab. |
Note: I didn´t change any of the pictures or videos, nor did I modify the program itself. so it´ll still try to run in 320x200 mode - most likely ending up stuck in the upper left corner, while the rest of the screen remains as before. Though that may be strange at first, it doesn´t pose any problems - I´ve run the program often and never had any problems with it.
|Possible problems||The program runs fine on Win2K. With XP, though - there is a problem. New codecs, like the DivX Codec, somehow cause problems, and would have to be uninstalled.|
With Vista its even worse. Since the program is probably 16Bit, a 64Bit version of Vista won't run it at all. Compatibility mode didn't help. Perhaps it will work with 32Bit Vista, but I wouldn't bet on it.
|mu' toghwI'||31K||The Word Counter, a rather simple program I wrote for myself.|
I've uploaded it here in case anyone else can make use of it.
The basic idea behind the program is that most texts don't use as much words as they seem to use. Most words are variants of each other - this is especially true in Klingon, where a simple noun can have up to 9 suffixes at the same time.
So, what if we stripped away all those affixes, and left only the bare stem? Why, we'd get a rather short list of the really important words necessary to understand the text.
That's what the program does, more or less.
It tries to eliminate anything that isn't a klingon word(i.e. everything that uses letters not in the alphabet) and cleans the rest, to get rid of brackets and numbers and that.
You have to tell it to remove the affixes manually, so you can specifically go through them word for word, or unselect a few you don't want to reduce. Alternately, you can also force the removal of an affix.
This may be necessary because, as I said, the program is simple. It can't handle the double-character letters like "gh" or "ch", so I thought it would be best if it just ignored them, rather than try to and remove an affix that isn't there. Better to spare a few of the guilty than to slay an innocent, right? ;-)
Of course you can save the result - either with numbers, to know which words are most important, or without, if you want to refine your reduction later.
If you have questions, feel free to ask me.
|Information:||Well, I should have anticipated this. The program requires you to have (at least) .Net 2.0 installed on your machine. From what I gather, it's not possible to create a C# program that runs without .Net . Do'Ha'.|
Get it here if you want.
|mscoree.dll||276K||If you want to try, I uploaded the specific DLL I know is missing. I have no way to check if other DLLs miss as well, or if it works if you just download the file and put it in the same directory. Don't blame me if it doesn't work, though. I'll try to find a better solution.|
|IPA/Klingon Glyphs||Vocals||IPA/Klingon Glyphs||Consonants|
|Letter a, as in father||The apostrophe, glottal stop|
|Sound aw, as in cow||Letter b, as in big|
|Sound ay||Letter ch, as in chew. Note:Although represented as TWO letters, in klingon it´s only one!|
|Letter e, as in get||Letter D, as in dream Note:it´s always upper case!|
|Sound ew||Letter gh|
|Sound ey, as in pay||Letter H, Upper case!|
|Letter I, as in sit Note:Upper case!||Letter j, as in jar|
|Sound Iw||Letter l(small L), as in look|
|Sound Iy, as in key||Letter m, as in map|
|Letter o, as in go||Letter n, as in no|
|Sound oy, as in toy||Letter ng, as in sing|
|Letter u, as in blue||Letter p, as in pack|
|Sound uy||Letter q, as in come Note:never upper case|
|Letter QNote:never lower case!|
|Letter t, as in tag|
|Letter tlh Note:Three letter letter ;-)|
|Letter v, as in save|
|Letter w, as in warm|
|Letter y, as in yes Note:This is not filed as vocal as it´s never pronounced as such|
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