I finally said, “You know, HIV is transmittable by good old-fashioned, red-blooded, hetero-normative, married sex.”
And another way to the soul only—rare, untransferable to words, and therefore not transmittable to others or to the reason.
No savant now denies the transmittable taint of insanity and consumption.
But 'desertion' is a pattern of action, not a transmittable determinant.
We don't know what is a transmittable determinant until after it's happened.
transmit trans·mit (trāns-mĭt', trānz-)
v. trans·mit·ted, trans·mit·ting, trans·mits
To send from one person, thing, or place to another; convey.
To cause to spread; pass on.
To impart or convey to others by heredity or inheritance; hand down.