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Re: OT: Adjective order (WAS: OT: THEORY Fusion Grammar)

From:Dana Nutter <sasxsek@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 16:04
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> > Sentence: The big ugly dog that Mary brought home > > yesterday has been barking all night. > > Does anyone have a list of how exactly the 'natural'-sounding > adjective order goes in English (or other languages)? > > E.g. if you made a really long string of adjectives: > The big mean ugly yellow mangy balloon-shaped .... > > If you swap some of them around it sounds very off.
I don't have anything specific but did find a few articles on the web when researching the same subject a couple of years back. FWIW: I do have this documented on the Sasxsek website which roughly mimics the English order. ------------------------------ dejnx nxtxr / Dana Nutter LI SASXSEK LATIS.