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Re: Adjectives, Adverbs, Ad...

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Saturday, March 13, 2004, 18:10
Carsten Becker scripsit:

> And another, luckily on-topical question: why are adjectives called > "adjectives" and not "adnouns" in analogy to "adverbs"?
Historically "noun" < L. _nomen_ was applied to both adjectives ("adjective nouns") and nouns ("substantive nouns"). So while "noun" is a noun, historically "adjective" was an adjective. -- Principles. You can't say A is John Cowan <jcowan@...> made of B or vice versa. All mass is interaction. --Richard Feynman