Almost a year ago we mentioned how major Russian magazine Game World Navigator had published a huge article about the history of Wing Commander. It also had a lot of pretty pictures, which is all that you'd be able to understand since those Russians decided to publish the article entirely in Russian. But that's no longer a problem as Stewart Todd Morgan has taken the time to translate the article in to English! Here's a small section:
(Page 124)You can find the entire translation, as well as the original article in PDF format in our new article.
Columns 1 (bottom of the page), By the Way...: Insofar as the Kilrathi race was cat-like, the developers decided that their language would also resemble the snarls and rumblings issued by earthly cats. The word "Kilrathi" itself was taken as a basis - the basic sounds of Kilrathi became "k", "h", "r" and "t". Just listen to these splendid names: Rha'hri, Ralghra nar Hhallas, Prince Thrakhath...
Or here, for example, are several quotes from Kilrathi:
"Ek'rah skabak erg Thrak'Kilrah maks Rag'nith!" - "In the name of the glory of Kilra, the Emperor, and the Imperium!"
"H'as aiy'hra n'hakh ri'kahri krikajj, nai korekh sha'yi," - "Behind my enemies back, I have prepared the ground for his destruction" (supposedly, a proverb)
"Kir'kha n'ikh rakh k'har, Sharhi nar Hhallas," - "I, Sharhi nar Hhallas, vow to avenge my honor."