Re: substantive and noun
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 19, 2002, 7:19|
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>En réponse à Muke Tever <mktvr@...>:
> > Huh! That is the opposite of what I learned. I learned that
> > "substantive" is
> > the subset of "noun":
> > noun (L nomen, = name) substantive:
> > what we normally call nouns
> > noun adjective:
> > what we normally call adjectives
> > noun
> > substantives & adjectives together.
>Once again a result of the strange terminology used by English-speaking
>countries. Internationally (it's the definition I learnt), the noun is a
>of the substantive, not the other way round, and while noun and adjective
>be opposed, substantive put them together, and adds the pronouns to the
>It's very common for instance to use the term substantive to refer to both
>nouns and adjectives in languages which don't separate them formally.
In Swedish we use _substantiv_ for "noun" and _adjektiv_ for "adjective".
I've sometimes seen _nomen_ too - AFAICT it's entirely synonymous with
_substantiv_ (perhaps one of the list's Swedes with a linguistics education
can tell for sure).
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