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Re: Klingon WOTD: ghay'cha' (excl)

>At 10:00 2002-04-18 +0000, wrote:
>>Klingon word:   ghay'cha'
>>Part of Speech: exclamation
>>Definition:     (invective)

ja' "Sean M. Burke" <>:
>I've been wondering about this for some time:  In the English jargon of
>Klingon grammar, is "invective" meant to mean anything other than "insult"?

An insulting word would more likely be labelled an "epithet" -- {yIntagh}
or {taHqeq}, for example.  The way I think about it, an "invective" is
simply an exclamation of dismay, anger, disappointment, or other strong
negative feeling.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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