Vulcan Language Institute™

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Recent Updates

  1. August 2014: We began to resign many of our pages to make them easier to view, including new backgrounds.
  2. August 2014: We began to upload hundreds of updates and additions to our pages after many months of few changes to our site.
  3. September 2014: We redesigned the Master Directory page to make it easier to use.
  4. November 2014: We began to add Vulcan script to some of our pages.
  5. December 2014: We introduced the new format of our front page.

Welcome to Our Site!

This is the Internet home of the Vulcan languages Traditional Golic Vulcan (spoken by Surak and used for centuries in Literature, Religion and Ceremonies), Modern Golic Vulcan (its contemporary counterpart), Lowlands Golic Vulcan (a sister language to Modern), Insular Golic Vulcan (an extinct sister language to Traditional), and FthinraKathi (a distantly-related, extinct language).

In addition to language lessons and many dictionaries with specialized terminology, we have information on noted Vulcans, Vulcan history, Vulcan physiology, etc. More is coming all the time.

After many years of work, we have put our TGV/MGV-German, TGV/MGV-French, TGV/MGV-Icelandic, TGV/MGV-Dutch and TGV/MGV-Italian dictionaries online to aid speakers of those languages in translating from TGV and MGV. We are working on similar ones for Spanish, Norwegian and Turkish. Unfortunately, limits with our software currently prevent us from creating web pages with Cyrillic, Greek or Asian characters...

The home page has been completely redesigned to make it easier to read and quicker to load. The original format had not been changed in ten years.

There are tons of things to check out on this site. Enjoy your visit!

Dif-tor heh smusma...

Founder & Director,
Vulcan Language Institute

About Us


The Vulcan Language Institute® originally began in 1980 to explore the languages of Vulcans on their homeworld and colonies. Originally named The Institute of Vulcan Linguistics®, our work is different from that of the Zvelebils, whose Vulcan material is also seen online. Their Vulcan language is known as "Modern Standard Vulcan" and is covered elsewhere on the Internet.

Our site opened on August 1, 1998.

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All original work on these pages Copyright ©1980-2014 by Mark R. Gardner et al operating as the Vulcan Language Institute™.
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This site is dedicated to the memory of Gene Roddenberry, DeForest Kelly, James Doohan,
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