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637Adjectives as nouns (was Re: Q _kiryassea_ adj?)

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  • Paula Marmor
    Feb 18, 2004
      --- Jerome Colburn identified more adjectives used as nouns.

      Similarly _Vanya_ is "...from an adjectival derivative _*wanja*_
      from the stem _*WAN_...", and _Linda_ is "clearly a derivative of
      the primitive stem _*LIN_ (showing ... adjectival _-รก_)"
      (XI:382-3).

      Presumably _Sinda_ and the early clan names _Minyar_ 'Firsts',
      _Tatyar_ 'Seconds', and _Nelyar_ 'Thirds' (XI:380, 421) are formed in
      the same way.


      Paula Marmor
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