On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> Similarly (to enter another fray), if certain grammatical elements always occur _after_ their head word, they are postpositions, if _before_, they are prepositions; if they can occur either place, they are "adpositions" and you need to list them and state where they occur. > > Well, wait. Is "adposition" generic for "any preposition or > postposition", or is it restricted to mean "a word that can function > as either a preposition or postposition"? My understanding was the > former.... Pretty sure it's the former. Wouldn't a word that can act as either be called an ambiposition?