In the following essay, Anassa Rhenisch discusses why alien languages will have almost nothing in common with human tongues...and why alien forms of communication could eschew language altogether.
Why didn't somebody think of this long ago? U.S.S. Pinafore enlists Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera in Starfleet, with amazing results. If you've ever wished Little Buttercup's libretto included tribbles and Saurian brandy, then watch the trailer below.