[tlhIngan Hol] too late

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 02:17:18 PDT 2016

mev may'; 'e' wuq la', 'a ngugh paS.
the battle stops; the commander decides that, but then it is late.

instead of {wuq} you could use {nID}, for "the commander attempts that",
and of course if you want to express the "too late" concept you can write

ghoghwIj HablI'vo' vIngeHta'

On 28 Oct 2016 7:22 am, "Alan Anderson" <qunchuy at alcaco.net> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 9:42 PM, Juliana Bukoski <jfbukoski at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > How do you say "too late"?
> {narghpu' 'eb} "the opportunity has escaped"
> We learned this idiom in January of 1998 on the now-defunct
> startrek.expertforum MSN newsgroup.
> Here's a link to a copy of Marc Okrand's note about it in the
> tlhIngan-Hol archives:
>   http://www.kli.org/tlhIngan-Hol/1998/January/msg00449.html
> >  (Also, is it "mevmoH" or just "mev"?)
> It's just {mev}, based on the example of {bIjatlh 'e' yImev}.
> -- ghunchu'wI'
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