[tlhIngan Hol] Does {He'} have positive or negative meaning ?

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Aug 10 07:21:39 PDT 2017

On 8/10/2017 10:11 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> {He'} (v) = smell, emit odor
> Does this mean "to smell/emit odor" in a nice way, or in a bad way ?

No, the bad version is *He'So'.* There is no good version. *He'* is neutral.


    The verb meaning "smell"—that is, "sense odors"—is *largh.* The word
    for "emit a smell" is *He'.* This does not necessarily imply a bad
    smell. Odors are not considered "good" or "bad"; they are just
    odors. There may be a subjective evaluation of the <source> of the
    odor, however. It is a compliment to suggest that someone smells
    like /rokeg/ blood pie not because the smell itself is good, but
    rather because the food carries with it positive associations. On
    the other hand, it is most insulting to say that someone smells like
    rotting /forshak./


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