Live Poll: Shakespeare in the Original Klingon

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Klingon Chancellor Gorkon states, "You've not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon," in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). Which of these Klingon language Shakespearean films would you most like to see?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls028167295/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/4NjO8Tt3kw0/

Note: Klingon titles do not always translate directly into English.

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tlhIngan SeQpIr

Sep tlhIngan Qang ghorqon, neHqu' legh "SeQpIr chu' qaStaHvIS tlhIngan Hol, " qaStaHvIS Hov leng loS: mISbe'chugh. nIb law' tlhIngan Hol mIllogh qonwI' qoSta' SeQpIr 'oH lulegh 'ach ghaytan SoH?

Tetlh: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls028167295/
Wutlh: https://www.imdb.com/poll/4NjO8Tt3kw0/

bISolnISbe'taHmeH yIyep: wej reH mugh tlhIngan titles Hoch wo' vaj tera' Hol.
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Posted 11 months ago

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I think this list would be better if, in addition to the Klingon titles, the entries included a translation back into English of the Klingon title.
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gromit82,

I added the translation of the Klingon title back into English. As you can easily observe, the results can be rather strange.

Translating the results of an automated translation back into the original language can lead to some rather bizarre results.

The classic example is translating "The spirit is will, but the flesh is weak." from English to Russian then back to English using an early machine translator.

English: The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Russian: Дух готов, но плоть слаба.
English: The whisky is strong, but the meat is rotten. 

I could not find an official list of Klingon titles for Shakespearean plays.

The vocabulary for Klingon is limited. The original English titles frequently do not translate. When that happened I used the best approximation of an English title or a key phrase from the play that would translate into Klingon.
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Thanks, Jessica!