----- Original Message -----
From: ebera <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 9:16 PM

May you be well, ebera!
Incompetence always makes me furious!

> Adjective *is* a noun case. The noun marked at the adjective provides an
> additional information on the quality or the state of its referent. Just
> like the locative provides an information on where its referent is.
> In most european languages, some specific kind of nouns are left unmarked
> at the adjective (like 'blue'), but most nouns/verb roots are
> 'adjectivized' (i.e. marked at the adjective case) by an inflection, even
> when the rest of the language has an isolating structure. This specific
> treatment makes it look like a different part of speech, but it is not. Of
> course, not all nouns can be used at the adjective, just like not all
> can be used at the locative. It must make sense.

Don't you know the difference between part of speech and grammar
Don't you know that there are certain criteria by which we find different
parts of speech in different languages?!
Don't you know that e.g. in Korean and Japanese _adjectives_ are not NOUNS,
but VERBS?!
Don't you know that in Polinesian languages some words denoting objects and
notion (that's to say, _nouns_ from our euro-viewpoint) are classified as
VERBS, and some verbs are classified as STATIVES (smth like adjectives)?!
Don't you know it's based on different semantic and syntactic roles they

Yitzik the Furious Poisonous Snakie