From the DailyMail online: Linguist Reveals: I Only Spoke in Klingon to my Son for Three Years
A linguist has revealed he talked only in Klingon to his son for the first three years of his life to find out if he could learn to speak the 'language'.
Dr d'Armond Speers spent days translating phrases to communicate to his son Alec speaking like the creatures featured in space-based fantasy programme Star Trek.
The Minnesota native hoped the child's first word would be 'vav' instead of 'dad'. However, the language was problematic at this age because it lacked equivalent words for 'bottle' and 'diaper'.
Despite his passion for Klingon, Speers denied he is a Star Trek fan, saying: 'I don't go to conventions or wear fake foreheads. I'm a linguist.
'I was interested in the question of whether my son, going through his first language acquisition process, would acquire it like any human language.
'He was definitely starting to learn it,' he added. 'When Alec spoke back to me in Klingon his pronunciation was excellent.'
Now 13, Speers' son does not speak Klingon at all.
The language was developed after Spock actor Leonard Nimoy decided the creatures should have their own language.
Developed by an expert, Klingon has 21 consonants, five vowels and is the most spoken fictional language in the world.So where was the guy's wife during this three-year "experiment"?