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.