The Klingon Language Institute, abbreviated KLI, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the Klingon language, from a scholarly and linguistic point of view. It was founded in 1992 by its director Lawrence M. Schoen. Although there are multiple sorts of "Klingon language", the main focus lies on the tlhIngan Hol created by Marc Okrand.

Members of the KLI


Lawrence M. Schoen

The founder and director of the KLI is Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen. His Klingon name is 'angghal, while many members just call him vavoy (daddy). ...Read more ➞


Robyn Stewart

Robyn Stewart, known as Qov, is a very experienced Klingonist who lives in Canada. She holds the KLCP rank of po'wI' (expert), and is among the few people in the world who can speak Klingon fluently. She has set up the Learn Klingon Online course on the KLI's website. ...Read more ➞


Chris Lipscombe

Chris Lipscombe, known as qurgh, is working on many translation projects and websites. He began serving as the KLI's webmaster in 2014 and has restarted both the KLI wiki and the KLI's website. ...Read more ➞

Activities and Projects

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Klingon Shakespeare Restoration Project

The Klingon Shakespeare Restoration Project (KSRP) takes its cue from a throwaway line in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country regarding Hamlet being read in Klingon. The KLI couldn't possibly pass up an opening like that, and so has a project to "restore" works of Shakespeare back to the original Klingon text, as it were. ...Read more ➞

Email discussion forum

The tlhIngan-Hol email discussion forum is a large mailing list with most of the top-flight Klingon-speakers as regular posters, as well as speakers of all levels, all the way down to rank beginners. The purpose of the mailing list is to provide a forum for people to exercise their Klingon language skills. ...Read more ➞

Annual gathering: qep'a'

The Klingon term qep'a' literally means "major meeting, convention" and typically refers to the official annual meeting of the KLI. The first qep'a' was held in 1994. Since the KLI is based in the Philadelphia area, most qep'a'mey have been held there. ...Read more ➞




HolQeD (literally "language-science" or "linguistics") is the name of the quarterly journal of the KLI. It has been published continuously since March of 1992 until 2005, and is indexed by the Modern Language Association. ...Read more ➞


The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from Mesopotamia and is amongst the earliest surviving works of literature. It has been translated to Klingon in 2000 by Roger Cheesbro. ...Read more 

Tao Te Ching

The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese book of Wisdom, written by the Sage Lao Tzu, according to legend. It was translated to Klingon by Agnieszka Solska and published by the KLI as pIn'a' qan paQDI'norgh in 2008. ...Read more ➞

See Also

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