Wednesday, August 31, 2005

batlh yInob!

This is a quick note - no audio on this entry -

PLEASE consider a donation in relief for Hurricane Katrina. Support to organizations like the Red Cross or the Salvation Army will assist them not only in this current emergency, but it will help them prepare for the next one as well! batlh yInob! Give with honor!

 But this I say,
He which soweth sparingly
shall reap also sparingly;
and he which soweth bountifully
shall reap also bountifully.

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart,
so let him give;
not grudgingly,
or of necessity:
for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6,7

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Just my Type!

podcast here
More notes from the Star Wars front:

The Complete Wermo's Guide
to Huttese

Type like a Hutt or Borg:

Tommy of Escondido's Alien Fonts Page

How to write in Klingon

The official Klingon Language Institute Font can be purchased here

I like Chinese!!


...which is all about the science fiction show Firefly. Here you will find features, news, reviews, interview, chat, and anything else we can think of relating to Firefly. If you don't know anything about podcasting, don't worry, you can just download the individual MP3 files and then figure out all the podcasting stuff later. Go ahead and listen to - THE SIGNAL.

Hear the Intro | Hear the Promo | Crew Page

AND... for Humans of planet earth:

SIL International presents…

Ethnologue: Languages of the World
An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 6,912 known living languages

Here's a book I just bought - a devotional in Hebrew and Greek:

More Light on the Path: Daily Scripture Readings in Hebrew and Greek

David W. Baker, Elaine A. Heath, Morven Baker

Book Cover

I expect to use this tool - an EXCELLENT way to access the original texts of the Bible - to help me make use of the book -

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Sci-Fi History and Linguistic Goldmine!


Information about "Constructed Languages" from WikiPedia

Here is THE place for what seems like a limitless supply of "conlangs" (constructed languages):

Sturgeons' Law Podcast home

Here's a link to the Langmaker page on Pakuni

I've incorporated this into my UTA web forms at

Translate passage:


You can also "translate" into/out of Pakuni:

UTA translations English <-> Pakuni
Look For Words:


Information about the source of Pakuni
... and more here at Wikipedia.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Count on Me!

Using alien numbers. The Klingon number game "wa' cha' wa'maH" - how to be fluent in Ewok!

Learn the rules of wa' cha' wa'maH Here

Play a game? Click here to learn and play the ancient Klingon game

wa' cha' wa'maH
wa' cha' wa'maH for Windows 3.1

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Saying Hello

Today's Podcast - How to say hello to a Hutt! Getting started writing programs.

Universal Translator Assistant - one of my oldest programs Posted by Picasa

picture of Phrasebook program
SWLANG - one of my newer VB programs - lean interface for cataloging Star Wars phrases.

Book Cover
The best (and only) book on Star Wars languages! It really is good, and fun!

Wikipedia article on Languages in Star Wars

Xenolinguistics, Computers and YOU!

Welcome to Programming in Tongues - the new podcast of the Universal Translator Assistant Project.

Today's post - Some of the Who, What and Why of alien languages. Plus - how do you say "have a nice day" to a Klingon?