I’ve always been fascinated by anyone who can fluently speak more than one language. People who learn a manufactured language amaze me. And being able to perform a known song in a manufactured language is just plain cool. Introducing the artist known as Klenginem, performing the Klingon version of Eminem’s song Without Me. In Klingon, the song is called SuvwI’pu’ qan tu’lu’be.
Growing up on the Klingon starbase Morska, it was no problem for Klenginem – whose real name is Quvar muHwI’ valer – to receive the most different kinds of communication waves, among which also the terran rap-music.
As a communications officer, it was no problem for him to adapt the songs to the klingon music, and then he presented his first try to the warriors of the Dark Vengeance Fleet. To make his pseudonym, he used the name of a famous terran rap-singer, from the “Klingon Eminem” he got the name “Klenginem”.
The website is clearly labeled as a parody, but what does that mean? I don’t know Klingon, so I don’t know how much of an accomplishment this song is. Maybe you know someone who is passingly familiar with the Klingon language to ask whether this performance is in fluent Klingon.
[via Culture Popped]