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'Klingon' helps man deal with dyslexia

By T.K. Randall
October 3, 2011 · Comment icon 8 comments

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50-year-old Jonathan Brown has spent 12 years learning how to speak the fictional Klingon language.
"It helped me identify my problem and found a way of working with my dyslexia," he said. The language was originally developed by Marc Okrand for use in the Star Trek movies and has since been used in everything from opera performances to university courses.
Jonathan Brown, 50, of Furzton spent 12 years learning the fictional language of the alien race from Star Trek films. Then, after being appointed as the lead "linguist" on a CD for others wanting to learn it, he found a different way of dealing with words.

Source: BBC News | Comments (8)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by angi chiesa 13 years ago
My form of dislexya is that I connot remder if i comes before e
Comment icon #2 Posted by Ashiene 13 years ago
When I spell the alphabet, I keep saying A B C D E I E I O instead of A B C D E F G H I... T______T
Comment icon #3 Posted by Consumer 13 years ago
E I E I O??? I think that's Ol' McDonald had a farm!! E I E I O!!!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Robert1 13 years ago
Amazing. Who would have thought that learning a nerdy fake language could be useful.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Xanthurion2 13 years ago
he probably could have done that learning any language
Comment icon #6 Posted by SewerRat 13 years ago
Why is dyslexia so hard to spell anyway?
Comment icon #7 Posted by ThePitOfReason 13 years ago
I don't know but I have far better things to do in life than learn a language that means nothing to anyone but some movie nuts.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Ryu 13 years ago
Well..if it helps him personally then whatever. But I agree, why spend 12 years learning a fictional language when he could have learned a real language. The Klingon language is intriguing and I respect the skill to create a language with its own grammar and all instead of just gibberish (but then again, isn't all spoken language basically a bunch of grunts, squeals and gibberish that eventually mean something?) On the other hand, how is he going to use this language in a meaningful way? Will it help him or his kids to get a job? Oh well..if ti helped him out then good for him.

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