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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?