Re: Adjectives, Adverbs, Ad...
|From:||Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 13, 2004, 21:43|
Late Latin "adjectivum nomen", "added noun", similar
to Greek "epitheton". Says my Etymological
--- Carsten Becker <post@...> wrote:
> And another, luckily on-topical question: why are
> adjectives called
> "adjectives" and not "adnouns" in analogy to
"He thought he saw a Rattlesnake / That questioned him in Greek: / He looked
again, and found it was / The Middle of Next Week. / "The one thing I regret',
he said, / "Is that it cannot speak !' " (Lewis Carroll)
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