almost famous

dude, check it out.

so this guy mark okrand did his ph.d dissertation in linguistics at ucb on the grammar of mutsun, an ohlone language indigenous to san juan bautista. then like any good doctor of linguistics he got a job teaching for awhile. but ultimately he abandoned academia when he was catapulted to fame by...get this...INVENTING THE KLINGON LANGUAGE. swear to god. and he used elements of many native american languages: unusual consonant clusters, object-verb-subject word order, etc., to make the language sound so alien.

that's my department!

oh ho ho there's big things in store for me.
just you wait.