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CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE Non scholae, sed gaudio discimus!

The motto of the Klingon Language Meeting is a slightly adapted form of the famous latin Seneca-quote and means in this case:
"We do not learn for school, but we learn for fun."
This represents the fact that even learning a constructed language is not boring but means a big amount of fun.

REGISTRATION

THE NEXT MEETING

The next qepHom is number sixteen and will begin on thursday november 16th until sunday november 19th 2017.

Read more here.

THE LANGUAGE MEETING

A SHORT INTRODUCTION

Each summer, the Klingon Language Institute (KLI) organizes the qep'a' (literally "big meeting"), a five day long meeting where klingon-speakers from around the world gather to speak about and in Klingon. Unfortunately, only a small amount of members have the possibility to attend the qep'a' every year, so the solution was to get the meeting to the members.

A qepHom (literally: "minor meeting") is an informal gathering which enables klingon speakers to gather in their area, to share their interest in the language of the warrior. The qepHom in Germany has grown so large over the years that even Marc Okrand himself agreed to call it a qepHom'a' ("big minor meeting"), although this is ungrammatical. This qepHom is hosted by a past Beginners' Grammarian of the KLI. It is open to everyone who likes to learn klingon, membership in the KLI is not mandatory to participate, and the registration fee only covers the cost of the working material. Knowledge in Klingon is not necessary. This is the best occasion to learn and practice Klingon, and to meet other "Klingonists"! Here you will hear and see why Klingon is called the "fastest growing language in the galaxy"!

We will discuss about the language, learn where it came from and where it's going to. You'll have the chance to see a collection of books, we'll listen to some sections from Conversational Klingon and Power Klingon. We'll practice the pronunciation of some important proverbs, like nuqDaq yuch Dapol and 'IwlIj jachjaj...

The qepHom in Saarbrücken is held every year during a whole weekend in november. The learning program is set up in a way that beginners can easily find their way into the language, while the advanced will not get bored. On a playing way one can learn and live the klingon language. Although we are having a lot of fun each year, the linguistic and scientific aspect is always present, so that also non-star-trek-fans like teachers and scientists have found their interest and use of the qepHom.

WYSIWYG - SOME EXAMPLES

Prizes of the klingon language quiz
Prizes of the klingon language quiz
Prepared tables before classes begin
Prepared tables before classes begin
 
A few snacks for between the classes
A few snacks for between the classes
A nice cake for the fifth anniversary
A nice cake for the fifth anniversary
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PAST QEPHOMMEY

QEPHOMMEY IN SAARBRÜCKEN

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qepHom XV - 03.-06. November 2016
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qepHom XIV - 29.-31. Oktober 2015
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qepHom XIII - 13.-16. November 2014
 
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qepHom XII - 07.-10. November 2013
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qepHom XI - 15.-18. November 2012
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qepHom X - 11.11.11
 
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qepHom IX - 19.-21. November 2010
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qepHom VIII - 20.-22. November 2009
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qepHom VII - 14.-16. November 2008
 
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qepHom VI - 16.-18. November 2007
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qepHom V - 17.-19. November 2006
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qepHom IV - 25.-27. November 2005
 
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qepHom III - 26.-28. November 2004
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qepHom II - 5.-7. December 2003
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qepHom I - 29.11.-1. December 2002


OTHER MEETINGS

second summer-qepHom 2007
first summer-qepHom 28.-30.07.2006
Waiblingen II on 5.-7.03.2004
Waiblingen in january 2002
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THE KLINGON LANGUAGE MEETING IN THE RADIO

UNSERDING

After the first qepHom in 2002 local media had hard about us.
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UNSERDING

On september 8th 2006 Star Trek celebrated its 40th anniversary.
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ABENTEUER ARCHÄOLOGIE

2007: "Abenteuer Archäologie" reports about constructed languages - and the qepHom.
more...

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THE TV-REPORT

SAAR TV

During qepHom 2004 a local TV-station was present to report about the event.
Here is the report for download, an avi-film in good quality for only 8 MB.


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news logo
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learning sutdents
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teaching teacher
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interview in klingon
 
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Why klingon?
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interview with the teacher
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practicing...
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...and singing students.

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NEWSPAPERS

AHEAD-REPORT

Due to the TV-report, the local edition of Germany's most famous newspaper called "BILD" made a report about our fifth anniversary qepHom.
BILD-Zeitungsartikel vom 4. November 2006
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MAIN-REPORT

The reporters also attended the qepHom, and wrote this following article, which filled more than a half page of the newspaper:
BILD-Zeitungsartikel vom 22. November 2006
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THE TEACHER

GENERAL

The klingon classes, called "qepHom", are organised and held by Dipl. Ing. Lieven L. Litaer, a Belgian living in Germany. In his daily life, he works as an architect. He has been a Star Trek fan for many years, which gave him the way to the klingon language. But not only his enthusiasm for the klingon culture, but also his stunning language skills contribute to the fact that he can in the best way represent the language in film, radio and television.


For detailed information, watch his page about the "Klingon Teacher From Germany"
and if you're connected, then follow him on his facebook-page.
the klingon teacher  the klingon teacher in Zweibrücken
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