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13090Re: [ANE-2] A New Year's Question: "suffix pronoun" vs "pronominal suffix"

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  • Peter T. Daniels
    Jan 2, 2011
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      Actually, in Latin grammar the substantive and the adjective are the two kinds
      of noun.
      Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
      Jersey City

      From: Robert M Whiting <whiting@...>
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sun, January 2, 2011 12:30:50 PM
      Subject: Re: [ANE-2] A New Year's Question: "suffix pronoun" vs "pronominal

      On Sat, 1 Jan 2011, Douglas Petrovich wrote:

      > Technically speaking, "suffix pronoun" features two nouns, and thus is
      > grammatically incorrect in English.

      No, this is not true. Essentially, any English noun can be used as an
      adjective (and vice versa). Indeed, some grammarians do not distinguish
      noun and adjective at this level and subsume both under "substantives".
      In any case, "noun" and "adjective" are function labels (not "functional
      labels") and whether a given substantive functions as a noun or an
      adjective depends entirely on its use in its own context.

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