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Re: Adjectives, Adverbs, Ad...

From:Carsten Becker <post@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 17, 2004, 19:44
From: "Nik Taylor" <yonjuuni@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 5:59 AM
Subject: Re: Adjectives, Adverbs, Ad...

> Carsten Becker wrote: > > > In our modern modern usage, we restrict 'noun' to the first group > > only, > > > and simply call the second group adjectives. > > > > Could you please give examples for the second group? > > Red, old, big, tall, small, fast, slow, smart, pretty, etc. In other > words, what we normally call "adjective". In languages like Greek and > Latin, it makes sense to classify nouns and adjectives together in one > category ("noun"), subdividing them into substantive nouns (modern > "noun") and adjective nouns (modern "adjective")
Ack! My stupidity! Of course I knwo what adjectives are!!! I overread the line that says "and simply call the second group adjectives"! Sorry. Carsten