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Day: November 4, 2016
I’m going to limit this to lexicon, and not get into other areas of language change. Think about it. You just spoke of scientific terms being planned out meticulously and promoted by universally acknowledged authorities. Scientific terms are part of language. That includes smaller languages’ authorities, which come up with canonical translations of other languages’ […]
In linguistics is there a term parallel to “nominal” referring to a category used to group together verbs and adjectives based on shared properties?
I don’t know of one; in fact what I’ve seen is linguists call adjectives in Asian languages verbs, to deal with the commonalities. Stative verbs, if you make it more precise. In fact, whether adjectives are real as a cross-linguistic category is a legit question. Answered 2016-11-04 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/In-linguistics-is-there-a-term-parallel-to-nominal-referring-to-a-category-used-to-group-together-verbs-and-adjectives-based-on-shared-properties/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]