Catalan, the substantives, adjectives and participles readily form their singular in a and their plural in Cs: arma,armes (an i ma, an i ma s);bona,bones (hon a, boo a s); amada, amades (a m at a, am a t a s).
Plural adjectives are formed from the singular by i-affection or by adding the termination -ion or -on; thus hardd, " beautiful," pl.
Until the end of the 18th century the word "air," qualified by certain adjectives, was in common use for most of the gases known - a custom due in considerable measure to the important part which common air played in chemical and physical investigations.
Adjectives follow their substantives.
Also adjectives and demonstrative pronouns have their places after the noun.
Other characteristic features are the use of the singular substantive after numerals, and adjectives of quantity, e.g.
Substantives and adjectives are formed from substantives and l~repositions by the addition of y in the masculine; e.g.
Adjectives follow the nouns they qualify.
There is, however, one triliteral phonogram, the eagle,~, tyw, or tiu (?), used for the plural ending of adjectives in y formed from words ending in t (whether radical or the feminine ending).
Many words are used indiscriminately as nouns, adjectives or verbs, without any change of form.
Adjectives having y or w are made feminine by a-affection, due to the lost feminine ending -a; thus gwyn, " white," fem.
Verbal adjectives, caredig, " loved," caradwy, " lovable."
It can easily be shown that men do attach moral adjectives to environment, temperamental tendencies, natural endowments, instinctive desires, in a word to all or most of those forces moulding character.
Dark, swarthy; yellow, copper-coloured are all adjectives employed to describe their complexion - the truth being that their habits of life do not conduce either to the preservation or display of the natural colour of their skin, and that some of them are really fair, and others, perhaps the majority, really dark.
Men in general characterize their own conduct and character and that of other men by such general adjectives as good, bad, right and wrong, and it is the meaning and scope of these adjectives, primarily in relation to human conduct, and ultimately in their final and absolute sense, that ethics investigates.
Many words are used indiscriminately, as nouns, adjectives or verbs, without change; but sometimes a noun is indicated by its termination.
The ascription of adjectives to the class of concrete terms, upheld by J.
Mill, has been disputed on the ground that adjectives are applied both to concrete and to abstract terms. Hence some logicians make a separate class for adjectives, as being the names neither of things nor of qualities, and describe them as Attributive terms.
More adjectives appear, including adjectives of colour.
A scrupulous insistence on making his meaning clear led to an iteration of certain adjectives and adverbs, which at length deadened the effect beyond the endurance of all but the most resolute students.
Adjectives are inflected for number and gender.
A few adjectives are compared irregularly.
An unsubstantiated succession of phenomena, without a centre of unity to which they are referable as qualities, is unintelligible: we cannot have a language of adjectives without nouns.
The name of Lusatia hitherto confined to Lower Lusatia, was soon applied to both districts, the adjectives Upper and Lower being used to distinguish them.
I substituted the adjectives LARGE and SMALL for those signs.
Helen is learning adjectives and adverbs as easily as she learned nouns.
He asked me how I had taught Helen adjectives and the names of abstract ideas like goodness and happiness.