Vulcan Language Institute™

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Recent Updates

  1. December 2014: We introduced the new format of our front page.
  2. March 2015: We have begun to add non-Latin characters where needed in our pages. We finally found a tool to allow us to do this easier.
  3. March 2015: Due to the interest of fans, the TGV/MGV-Klingon dictionary has been added as is. More will be done with it in the future.
  4. March 2015: Two of five pages are finished in our TGV/MGV-Turkish dictionary. We will upload when all are finished.
  5. March 2015: There are now a total of 8 Archaeology & Anthropology Terminology pages by area. This will focus your search and speed loading.
  6. March 2015: Pages on lighthouse terminology, famous shipwrecks and the Titanic have been added. All of these are works in progress and will be added to.

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). We mainly focus on the first two.

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

After years of work, we have put our TGV/MGV-German, TGV/MGV-French, TGV/MGV-Icelandic, TGV/MGV-Dutch, TGV/MGV-Italian, TGV/MGV-Spanish and TGV/MGV-Klingon dictionaries online to aid speakers of those languages in translation and learning. We are working on similar ones for Norwegian and Turkish. We are considering Danish, Swedish, Polish, Romanian and Portuguese for the more distant future. Limits with software prevented us from creating web pages with Cyrillic, Greek or Asian characters until recently. We may do dictionaries in Greek and Russian, but that is far in the future.

The home page was completely redesigned in late 2014 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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