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From:Carsten Becker <post@...>
Date:Saturday, March 13, 2004, 17:53

This question might sound a little stupid, but I wonder if there can be more
ad- things than just adjectives and adverbs. Or: Can other parts of speech
also be described in the way adjectives describe the noun and adverbs
describe verbs? Well, ad-adjective would be quantifiers like "a little",
"much" etc., but these are treated as modal adverbs of degree and measure
(word?), aren't they? At least that's what I learned in school.

And another, luckily on-topical question: why are adjectives called
"adjectives" and not "adnouns" in analogy to "adverbs"?

Carsten Becker



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