[LMB] another hyphenation dilemma

Jason Long sturmvogel66 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 19:02:09 BST 2015


No, hyphens are usually for compound adjectives and need the noun.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 12:37 PM, Lois McMaster Bujold <
lbujold at myinfmail.com> wrote:

> So...
>
> in the frequently occurring form of
>
> noun-nouned   or noun nouned  -- gray-haired, big-headed
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> when it is not followed by another noun it modifies, such as gray-haired
> lady
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> but rather, the lady was gray(-)haired, he was big(-)headed
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> hyphen or no?
>
>
> Ta, L.
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