On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 2:59 AM, Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets < [log in to unmask]> wrote: > > > Basically, there could be something to be said for having the noun at the > > beginning as well, though lists of nominal modifiers aren't so likely to > > get that long (unless you get some heavier modifiers like relative > > clauses). > > > > Exactly my point. Sometimes I wonder how Japanese people cope :) . Remember that Japanese also allows internally-headed relative clauses. I don't know how frequently they are used, though.