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

jatlh ghunchu'wI':
>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.

This didn't sound clear to me.  In case anyone was confused, an invective is 
an exclamation ("Damn!"), while an epithet is a noun ("You're a jerk!").


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