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
I need eventually to invent Hadwan grammatical terms... maybe I'll do some