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    SethLoki Retired Autodidact Contributor

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    Using a noun as a modifier for a name...

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by SethLoki, Sep 29, 2016.

    I'm applying a particular style to a story presently and having had my head in it a while I think I may have warped my perception.

    I'm using nouns to modify names.

    i.e. baker James stole tinker Paul's keys.


    Read okay?
     
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    izzybot Transhuman Autophage Contributor

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    It seems a little awkward to me but I can see how it could work. Could also be charming. I think I'd have to see more of an example of how it works in the overall narrative to make any sort of judgement, but full steam ahead I say.
     
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    I can go with charming all day long.

    In context (ignore placeholders(research in prog.)):

    ...were the [Franco-latin] words 'Doctor Mirabilis’. A man, another web search revealed, credited with the invention of the object itself. Made in [his] homage she surmised and scratched her chin—surely not the original?

    Like the traveller Soamy half a millennia before, Monica struggled getting the glass to perform its task. She held it to her lamp, to her eye, to a crane fly on her wall and to some text in her journal. But in each case it returned nothing...
     

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