Friend of Maltz

Friend of Maltz certificate
Becoming a member of the Order of the Friends of Maltz is an honor bestowed upon Klingonists who have demonstrated exceptional support for the Klingon language in general and the Klingon Language Institute in particular. The honoree receives a certificate suitable for framing and is granted the reward of asking for a word or concept to be expressed in Klingon.


The KLI's director Lawrence M. Schoen explained it this way in HolQeD (1):
Several years ago, the efforts of a handful of preeminent scholars of tlhIngan Hol was acknowledged at the qep'a' by the creation of a group named "The Friends of Maltz." Inducion into this order bestowed a singular benefit: the opportunity to request of Maltz the Klingon rendering of a specific word. Often, when the desired term was presented to him, Maltz has been quite generous in his reply the linguistic community has benefited accordingly. Maltz continues his rather solitary lifestyle, but has agreed to respond to the occasional query from his friends. Here then is the first of what we hope will be many commentaries inspired by one of Maltz's friends.

Friends of Maltz

Friend Award event date Source Reason for award Discovered word
Alan Anderson qep'a' javDIch 1999 (2) - discovering how to talk about jealousy
William Martin qep'a' javDIch 1999 (3) - -
Mark Shoulson qep'a' javDIch 1999 (4) - -
Rich Yampell qep'a' javDIch 1999 (5) - -
d'Armond Speers qep'a' javDIch 1999 (6) - words for "time period ago" and "time period from now"
Nick Nicholas qep'a' SochDIch 2000 (7) - words for "cousin"
Robyn Stewart qep'a' chorghDIch 2001 (8) - talk about flying, in particular about "attitudes and movements" of aircraft
Eric Andeen qep'a' chorghDIch 2001 (9) - "bird" and related vocabulary
Jeremy Cowan qep'a' cha'maH wejDIch 2016 (10) running the qep'a' multiple times words for "draw a weapon" and "holster"
Chris Lipscombe qep'a' cha'maH wejDIch 2016 (11) work on KLI website words for "virtual reality software"
Lieven L. Litaer qep'a' cha'maH wejDIch 2016 (12) spreading Klingon in Germany, his new book words for "be tame, be domesticated" and talking about "sunset/sunrise"
Robyn Stewart qep'a' cha'maH wejDIch 2016 (13) For creating the KLI online course the word for "colorful" and "colorless"

The certificate (FMC)

The certificate was vetted by Okrand and published by Lawrence M. Schoen in HolQeD [citation needed].

tlhIngan Hol Danummo' pIquvmoH.
tlhIngan Hol yejHaD Datoy'mo' pInaD.
DaHjaj matlh jupna' pIpong.

Because you promote the Klingon language, we honor you.
Because you serve the Klingon Language Institute, we commend you.
Today we name you a true friend of Maltz.

Marc Okrand
matlh jupna' wa'DIch
[untranslated: First friend of Maltz ]

Lawrence M. Schoen
tlhIngan Hol yejHaD DevwI''a'
[untranslated: Main leader of the Klingon Language Institute ]

See also


1 : HolQeD, vol. 10 issue 2, June 2001, p. 7-11

2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 : HolQeD, vol. 8 issue 3, September 1999, p. 2-4

7 : HolQeD, vol. 9 issue 3, September 2000, p. 8-10

8 : HolQeD, vol. 11 issue 2, June 2002, p. 8-9

9 : HolQeD, vol. 10 issue 4, December 2001, p. 4-5

10 , 11 , 12 , 13 : Message on Facebook in group "Learn Klingon" of 25 July 2016 by Chris Lipscombe

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