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Re: Adjective page

From:Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Sunday, September 16, 2001, 14:19
There may be other factors at work as well, such as elision and stress.
Where you have more than one qualifying adjective, one will tend to have
more importance than the rest and thus may receive more stress. Elision may
come into play with languages that do not tolerate consonant clusters, for
instance. So "a blue round sugar bowl" may be more 'favoured' than "a round
blue sugar bowl" because of the /d+b/ clash at the word boundaries. Any
other offers?
Mike Poxon
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Hogard" <james.hogard@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 11:05 PM
Subject: Re: Adjective page

> Christian Thalmann: > > > I did have one issue with the test though: For me, a "round blue > > sugar > > bowl" is wrong. It should be "a blue round sugar bowl". > > For me, too. I think part of it may be marking novelty; sugar bowls > are _supposed_ to be round. "Round sugar bowl" seems more > cohesive to me. > > -Hogard >