Re: [ANE-2] A New Year's Question: "suffix pronoun" vs "pronominal suffix"
- Actually, in Latin grammar the substantive and the adjective are the two kinds
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
From: Robert M Whiting <whiting@...>
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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