Vulcan Language Institute™

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Recent Updates

  1. November 2014: We began to add Vulcan script to some of our pages.
  2. December 2014: We introduced the new format of our front page.
  3. December 2014: We added the TGV/MGV-Spanish dictionary after seven years of off-and-on work.
  4. January 2015: We have a new dedicated email address for contact.
  5. February 2015: We have split the Archaeology & Anthropology Terminology page into six pages by region and added additional material. This will focus the search and speed loading.
  6. Coming in 2015: A TGV/MGV-Klingon dictionary.

Welcome to Our Site!

Leonard Simon Nimoy
March 26, 1931 - February 27, 2015

It is with a heavy heart that we fans of the Vulcans must say goodbye to Leonard Nimoy, the wonderful actor who brought Mr. Spock to life (and many other great roles). He will be missed.

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 years of work, we have put our TGV/MGV-German, TGV/MGV-French, TGV/MGV-Icelandic, TGV/MGV-Dutch, TGV/MGV-Italian and TGV/MGV-Spanish dictionaries online to aid speakers of those languages in translation and learning. We are working on similar ones for Klingon, Norwegian and Turkish. Limits with our software and HTML 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 ©1980-2015 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,
Majel Barrett Roddenberry and Mark Lenard. Thank you for bringing it to life!