The title 'utlh is used in Klingon society for those few military officers who live long enough to avoid being killed by a subordinate, and are therefore able to step down or retire voluntarily from active military service. A good rendition might be "officer emeritus" or "retired officer".(1)

In the Klingon language community on Earth, the title is most often used in practice as an honorary title for those who have served the KLI in the role of Beginners' Grammarian.

See also


1 : Okrand, Marc. 1997 Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, p.51. Pocket Books: New York.

Category: Vocabulary    Latest edit: 15 Jun 2015, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 15 Jun 2015 by QeS

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