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« on: 10 06, 2014, 07:34: PM »

Years ago I chose the name Bijwi for my email address, which was basically intended to represent bIj'wI; which at the time I understood to mean 'the one who punishes'.   I am now trying to pick a new name that I can use for email etc. to indicate a change in life. Now, Is it possible to add another suffix/prefix to this to indicate that I WAS the punisher? It doesn't seem like choH or be' are right. I can't figure out how to indicate that a state or action was completed. I'm not even sure if this can be done in one word...

Any help would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: 10 06, 2014, 08:23: PM »

bIjwI' = punisher

Some different alternatives:

bIjwI' Deq = former punisher, or ex-punisher

bIjwI' 'utlh = punisher veteran, or honorably retired punisher

bIjta'wI' = the one who has successfully punished

Personally, I think the first two work best. bIjta'wI' seems appropriate if you set out to punish a specific group of people, rather than punishing people whenever there was punishing to be done.

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« Reply #2 on: 10 06, 2014, 10:14: PM »

Wow, those are good. And you are correct, the second one fairly accurately describes the situation.

Thank you for your help.
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