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Of all the adjectival forms of the parts of speech ("verbal," "adverbial," "prepositional," etc.), "nounal" is surely the strangest. It is rarely used and doesn't sound like a real word. Yet the adjectival form of "pronoun" is not "pronounal" but "pronomial," also rarely used, but at least a bit less awkward. Whom can I blame for this appalling state of affairs?
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So does "adverbial". And "verbal" of course means "relating to language".Eebster the Great wrote:According to Wikipedia, "nominal" has a different, more general meaning in linguistics.
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