Why is it Japan Society not Japanese Society

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Re: Why is it Japan Society not Japanese Society

Post by Joe » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:49 am

justoneplay wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:13 am
Joe wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:41 am
Judge Kavanaugh in the US Senate hearings last night referred to his “women students” as opposed to female students. This has become commonplace. When I was young in UK we had female drivers. Now they’re all women. The use of nouns as adjectives is growing, especially if it avoids words that suggest such distasteful things as sex, or even gender. (Please take with a large dose of sarcasm.)
By the way.....Judge Kavanaugh is sooooooo guilty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Why is it Japan Society not Japanese Society

Post by Joe » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:56 am

justoneplay wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:21 am
Joe wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:46 am
Sometimes there is a need to be careful. For example, what is an English teacher? Especially if she is French. It’s horses for courses and use the most specific language you can. A French English teacher is confusing. A French teacher of English is not.
For me a French English teacher is a french national who teaches english!
I agree in principle. But how about a British American English teacher?
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Re: Why is it Japan Society not Japanese Society

Post by CrownSteve » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:10 pm

Joe wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:41 am
Judge Kavanaugh in the US Senate hearings last night referred to his “women students” as opposed to female students. This has become commonplace. When I was young in UK we had female drivers. Now they’re all women. The use of nouns as adjectives is growing, especially if it avoids words that suggest such distasteful things as sex, or even gender. (Please take with a large dose of sarcasm.)
Indeed. English is evolving. BTW, would this be an example of apposition?

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Re: Why is it Japan Society not Japanese Society

Post by CrownSteve » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:13 pm

justoneplay wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:13 am
Joe wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:41 am
Judge Kavanaugh in the US Senate hearings last night referred to his “women students” as opposed to female students. This has become commonplace. When I was young in UK we had female drivers. Now they’re all women. The use of nouns as adjectives is growing, especially if it avoids words that suggest such distasteful things as sex, or even gender. (Please take with a large dose of sarcasm.)
By the way.....Judge Kavanaugh is sooooooo guilty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you think about it, Dems are becoming smarter. Kavanaugh really is in deep trouble. I really didn't see that the "MeToo" movement would be turned into a political weapon. Perhaps that's why politicians invented this movement at all.

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Re: Why is it Japan Society not Japanese Society

Post by Joe » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:20 pm

Interesting piece on usage of Democratic Party vs Democrat Party here:
https://www.factcheck.org/2007/12/the-d ... rat-party/

Just to keep the thread on topic ;)
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Re: Why is it Japan Society not Japanese Society

Post by Joe » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:29 pm

CrownSteve wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:10 pm
BTW, would this be an example of apposition?
Apposition? As in "My sister Sue is female."?
I don't believe so. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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