Michael Roney, Jr.

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Michael Roney in 2014
Michael Roney, Jr. (Klingon name naHQun, sometimes 'anan naHQun) has been a Klingonist since January of 2002. Michael currently resides in West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States (for those interested in a qepHom). In 2009, Michael found a Klingon translation job using Twitter (1)
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Holder of KLCP rank:
Beginner
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KLI

  • Discovered the KLI in 2002 after coming across The Klingon Hamlet at a local bookstore; joined shortly thereafter.
  • Passed the KLCP Level 1 exam July 3, 2011
  • Coordinator of the KBTP (now the RTTP) since 2015.

Projects

200?

  • Assisted with the translation of the Klingon Google site
  • Assisted with the translation of OpenOffice (project was scrapped after a server crash lost all of the data)

2003

  • Began the Latter-day Saint Hymnal Translation Project(2)

2004

  • Interviewed for the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Elvish lives! on Star-Telegram.com by Cary Darling, 28 February 2004 (now on web.archive.org)

2005

2006

  • Worked on the never launched Klingon Google Earth

2009

  • Sophos Klingon Anti-Virus (3) (4)
  • Translated a portion of "Girl of Ipanema" for the September 2009 issue of "Superinteressante"
  • Translator for Curt Danhauser's Klingon PSA.
  • Started translating Klingon Kama Sutra (KKS)
  • Translated Are You My Mother
  • founder of "wejDIch Wednesday" on Twitter(5).
    The third Wednesday of each month, several of us tweet exclusively in the warrior tongue. Roney also established two Klingon Twitter hashtags: Tweets about Klingons should be marked with #kli, while tweets in or about tlhIngan Hol should be marked with #tlh. This keeps all of the tweets together and easily searchable.

2010

2011

  • Klingon model for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis ads
  • Translated the Elfenworks Butterfly Project which is now available as an app for Android and iOS.
  • Provided translation and audio to The Center for Non Harming Ministries of The Lord's Prayer.
  • Software translator for Live Office LLC
  • Open University of Technology, Russia
  • Translated an ad for Gigaset along with Chris Lipscombe
  • Klingon language coach for the 2011 cast of A Klingon Christmas Carol

2012

  • Translated a promo card for LocWorks to give to their KickStarter backers
  • Project Under NDA (project is dead, but still protected)

2014

  • Translated a song for Jägermeister-sponsored band Sonic Boom Six
  • Provided the translation of My Heart Will Go On for Klingon Pop Warrior

2015

  • Michael's seven-year-old son requested the word for "bunny". cheS was revealed during the 2016 qep'a'.

2016

2017

Why naHQun?

(Written by naHQun)
It all started when I was in this play. I was God (a minor role, really), and my prop for the play was a pineapple. It was supposed to be "The Word of God". So for the few months of rehearsal, everyone just called me "God". Eventually one of my standard nicknames was "The God of Pineapple". And it was during that time period that I was looking for a tlhIngan pong. So I looked up the word for God, and the word for fruit, knowing full well there are not any pineapples on Qo'noS, and I came up with naH Qun, or The God of Fruit/Vegetable. I decided that I didn't want a space in my name, so it became naHQun.

Intro to Klingon

In January of 2002, I walked into a Half-Price Bookstore. I noticed that they had a display of Conversational Klingon cassette tapes, and that they were on sale for $1 USD. I thought to myself, "I can learn Klingon for $1!". I also managed to pick up a copy of The Klingon Dictionary while I was there.
Flash forward to 2010, and I am standing in Australia, being paid to translate Klingon.

Best dollar I ever spent!

References

1 : Twitter: job-search tool for Klingon warriors on yourtech.typepad.com, 25 February 2009 (now on web.archive.org)

2 : http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/purpleelaphants/van_bommey.html

3 : http://www.sophos.com/blogs/gc/g/2009/05/19/klingon-antivirus-facts

4 : Klingon Anti-virus Available for Download. Really., on Yahoo.com, by Erik Larkin, 19 May 2009 (now on web.archive.org)

5 : http://twitter.com/roneyii

  NOTE: Please read the note about living people.

Category: People    Latest edit: 18 May 2017, by MichaelRoney    Created: 25 May 2014 by KlingonTeacher
History: r14 < r13 < r12 < r11 - View wiki text



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