Thirteen

During the 13th qepHom Saarbrücken in 2014, a new idiomatic expression was revealed. It is based on the number thirteen wa'maH wej and means something like "it is complicated".

One can use it in situations like:
- qatlh QeH? Why is he angry?
- wa'maH wej. That's complicated.

Origin

The origin of this expression is based on the ternary counting system explained in The Klingon Dictionary, saying that Klingons used to count in pairs of 3. So 4 was actually said "3 plus 1", 6 was "3 plus 3". The higher the numbers get, the more complicated this system becomes. To say 12, you have "3 times 3 plus 3" - and then: it becomes complicated. That's where the expression came from.

See also

Category: Phrases    Latest edit: 13 Jan 2017, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 13 Jan 2017 by KlingonTeacher
 
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