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Romulan script

Romulan script

Romulan font Geordi's VISOR

Some letters of the written Romulan language

Romulan text

Romulan text aboard the Narada

The Romulan language was used within the Romulan Star Empire.

Its written form consists of square and rectangular letters. The Romulan spoken language had three dialects, and was difficult to distinguish from the Vulcan language to those not proficient in xenolinguistics. (Star Trek)

Words and phrases

Language samples

Part of a Romulan self-destruct countdown aboard a Romulan Warbird:

Setha-tri par trukatha.
Setha-ki par trukatha.
Setha-mille par trukatha. (TNG: "Contagion")

Romulan ultimatum to the Enterprise inside an annexed star system:

Uhn kan'aganna! Tehca zuhn ruga'noktan!
Uhn Kan'aganna! Tehca zuhn! Neemasta kan'aganna uckwazta!
Kuhn'ukchtacht zuhn vockwadai!
Bar'ak t'stu annankana. (ENT: "Minefield")

Apocrypha

  • In Diane Duane's novel The Romulan Way, the Romulan language is said to be related to the Vulcan language. This suggests that during the Exodus of the Romulans, they abandoned most things Vulcan. "One thing they agreed on quickly was that they could not stop being Vulcan while they still spoke the language." In order to rectify this problem, the Romulans went back to old or "High" Vulcan and "aged" the language in another direction.
  • In the novel Vulcan's Heart, Spock notices Romulans cursing in old Vulcan.
  • The Romulan language font is called Kzhad, and was created by Monte Thrasher based on the shapes of LED displays.
  • FASA gaming manuals referred to the Romulan word for the Romulan language as Romlastha.

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