PoS & heretics
|From:||Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 24, 2000, 2:16|
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> Like in French. In general, the adjective after the noun
> is purely attributive, while the adjective before the
> noun is more 'tied' to the noun, often modifies the
> meaning of the noun, and sometimes the noun phrase
> 'adjective+noun' stands more like a compound!
Likewise basically Gzarondan. The distinction being
whether the adjective /specifies/ or merely /defines/ the
item. "Pass me the big tray" would mean, Pass me the big
tray and not the small one; whereas "Pass me the tray
big" would mean, "Pass me the tray (the tray is big)".
(Of course, the above examples aren't given in Gz.
grammar. You.imp pass big tray to me.)