[tlhIngan Hol] Do epithets behave as nouns ?

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Jun 28 07:04:06 PDT 2019


On 6/28/2019 9:59 AM, Steven Boozer wrote:
> Epithets are labeled as noun in my notes, but I may have done that years ago.  Could someone check TKD?

I checked before replying. I could find no reference to their being nouns.

Curses are first introduced in the original section 5.5 as exclamations. 
However, only three words that are really invectives, not epithets, are 
given.

Then, in the addendum section 5.5, it introduces the categories of 
epithets and general invectives. These are still labeled as exclamations.

However, none of the curse words appear in the word lists, so we never 
see any of them individually given an explicit label.

So it's reasonable to conclude that TKD considers all curse words as 
exclamations. However, this is clearly inaccurate, as the epithets 
appear to be nouns.

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SuStel
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