Vulcan Language Institute™

Welcome to Our Site!


This is the 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), FthinraKathi (a distantly-related, extinct language) and Nataki (an extinct, mysterious Vulcan language). We mainly focus on the first two. Although we failed in getting recognition by Paramount, at least one of our words made it onto Star Trek: Enterprise (see the episode "The Forge") and our work appeared in the German-language fan film Star Trek: Dark Horizon (see link for it at the bottom of this page).

In addition to language lessons and many pages with specialized terminology, we have information on noted Vulcans, Vulcan history, etc. We are also the home of the Vulcan Institute of Earth Culture (VIEC) and have many pages devoted to Terran culture and history for the benefit of Vulcans and students. A separate entry page has been added and more pages are being worked on for it.

This site does not refer to any material in the "reboot" Star Trek films, which is not part of our Star Trek universe. Only information relating to STOS, STAS, STNG, STDS9, STV and STE, and movies and books based on these, will be found here.

Our TGV/MGV-Dutch, TGV/MGV-German, TGV/MGV-French, TGV/MGV-Icelandic, TGV/MGV-Italian, TGV/MGV-Japanese, TGV/MGV-Klingon, TGV/MGV-Polish, TGV/MGV-Spanish and TGV/MGV-Turkish dictionaries are online to aid speakers of those languages. We will eventually do a small one for Latin, because of its historical importance. We have no plans for any other languages for the forseeable future.

We have a page on Facebook at this link VLI Facebook Page. We will post updates there as they happen and if we ever have any problems, they will be noted there. If you ever have problems accessing the site, be sure to let us know there, although it will not be checked for the foreseeable due to loss of internet service.

Our Internet provider ended storage of personal webpages in mid-2015, so we could no longer update the site. We moved the site to a new hosting service to remain online. We have a new URL and e-mail address to go with the move. The old site remained online for several months but is no longer accessible.

There will be no regular updates or additions to this site for awhile, starting in mid-April 2016. The director's rent went up so much that he had to give up internet and cable service. The domain and hosting have been paid up through late 2017, so the site will remain available.

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

Dif-tor heh smusma...

Founder & Director

The Vulcan Language Institute® originally began in 1980 to explore the languages of the Vulcans. Originally named The Institute of Vulcan Linguistics®, our work is different from that of the Zvelebils, whose Vulcan material is also online. Their 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 ©1980-2016 by Mark R. Gardner et al
operating as the Vulcan Language Institute™.
Star Trek and its related characters, images and sounds are © by Paramount Pictures/CBS Paramount Television.
The material on these pages is for entertainment purposes only.

This site is dedicated to the memory of Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, James Doohan, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Mark Lenard, Jeffrey Hunter, Meg Wyllie, Alexander Courage, Ricardo Montalbán, Celia Lovsky, Arlene Martel, Jane Wyatt, Angelique Pettyjohn, John Colicos, Stanley Adams, Michael Ansara, Jerry Goldsmith, Persis Khambatta, Bibi Besch, Merritt Butrick, Paul Winfield, Dame Judith Anderson, Kellie Waymire, Grace Lee Whitney, James Horner, Bruce Hyde and the others who've gone on to where no-one has gone before. Thank you for bringing your characters to life on Star Trek!

We recommend you view and support the Star Trek web-series Star Trek Continues.
It is a first-class production with guest actors from the original series (and James Doohan's
son plays Scotty). Click the logo below to go to their site.

We recommend you view the wonderful German-language fan film Star Trek: Dark Horizon.
It includes a tribute to Knight Rider with the K.I.T.T. car and now has English subtitles in case you
do not speak German. Click the logo below to view it on Youtube.

We recommend you support the fan-produced Star Trek: Captain Pike.
Click the logo below to go to their site.