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Re: -bogh and -wI'

ja' muHwI':
>-wI' can be added to a verb like in english -er to make it a noun.
>baH - baHwI'... So' - So'wI'...
>tIj - tIjwI'... HoH - HoHwI'...
>All these examples are verbs of action, though. It sounds awkward to me to
>say things like {moHwI'} ("ugly person") or {HeghwI'} ("dying person"),
>because they do not exist in english.
>Are they correct, or do I need to say it like in english using the -bogh
>suffix? {moHbogh loD vIlegh}

The word {pujwI'} "weakling" is the example you're looking for.  It's
in the original TKD.  We also see TKD page 123's {reH Hegh yoHwI'pu''e'}
"Always it is the brave ones who die."  So {moHwI'} "ugly one" works.
{HeghwI'} is a bit odd; I'd say {HeghlI'wI'} for "dying one".

-- ghunchu'wI'

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