Re: OT: Adjective order (WAS: OT: THEORY Fusion Grammar)
|From:||Dana Nutter <sasxsek@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 16:04|
li [Sai Emrys] mi tulils la
> > 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
dejnx nxtxr / Dana Nutter
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