"camera-mounted drone"?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Nov 25 19:54:11 UTC 2013

At 11/25/2013 12:39 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
>On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> > >What is the alternative? I don't know a better way to say what was being
> > >said ("camera-mounted drone").
> >
> > "drone-mounted camera".
> >
>Are you suggesting I can call a drone with a camera mounted on it
>a "drone-mounted camera"??

Yes.  It's a camera that is drone-mounted.

>I don't think that's what you meant, but I don't understand what you would
>suggest to replace "camera-mounted drone"

Because I take "X-mounted Y" to mean "a Y mounted on an
X".  "Elephant-mounted mahout", not "Mahout-mounted elephant."


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