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Re: Only verbs and nouns

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 23, 2002, 2:42
From: "Nik Taylor" <fortytwo@...>
> Christophe Grandsire wrote: > > Arabic grammarians just consider adjectives to be a subset of nouns > > For that matter, until a few centuries ago, that's how European > grammarians analyzed adjectives.
And how it's still done in Hadwan. ;p The only essential difference between an adjective and a noun anyway is that an adjective changes its gender to match the noun it refers to, while a noun's gender doesn't change. They both inflect the same way. [In fact I think that's how parts of speech are divided: "things that decline like substantives", "things that conjugate like verbs", and "things that don't inflect".] I need eventually to invent Hadwan grammatical terms... maybe I'll do some calquing >;p *Muke! --