[tlhIngan Hol] 2018 qep'a' Proverb Contest

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Fri May 25 09:05:16 PDT 2018

On 24 May 2018 at 21:01, Alan Anderson <alan at kli.org> wrote:

> 2018 is the 25th anniversary of the Power Klingon audiobook by Marc Okrand
> and Barry Levine. In it we learned about Replacement Proverbs ("to replace
> lost respect with newly earned respect after one has been embarrassed in a
> public setting") and Secrecy Proverbs ("used in situations where you want
> to show that you can keep a secret under *any* conditions").
> Several years ago, KLI members helped to discover a previously unknown
> Replacement Proverb (jagh yIbuStaH! "Focus on the enemy!") and Secrecy
> Proverb ('Iw HIq yap tu'lu'be'. "Sufficient bloodwine does not exist.").
> In conjunction with the Klingon Language Institute's qep'a' cha'maH
> vaghDIch, we are holding a competition to seek more proverbs. Each member
> of the KLI (paid or guest) is eligible to submit either a Replacement
> Proverb or a Secrecy Proverb. Those who have purchased a Supporting
> Membership to the qep'a' may submit both a Replacement Proverb and a
> Secrecy Proverb. Attending Members are allowed to submit two of each type,
> for a total of four proverbs.
> Entries may be saved and revised at any time until the contest closes June
> 25. The submissions will then be anonymously reviewed by a panel of
> experts, and a list of the best candidate proverbs will be given to Marc
> Okrand. He will announce a new Replacement Proverb and a new Secrecy
> Proverb at the qep'a' in July.
> Full contest rules, and a link to the submission page, are at
> https://www.kli.org/proverb_contest/rules/

Why does Maltz keep remembering replacement proverbs and secrecy proverbs?
Maybe next year he can remember some toasts, or common lines for rejecting
a suitor, or famous curse warfare insults, or even phrases said on QI'lop
or Empire Union Day.

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