LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||08/MAI/2010 11:56 PM|
|Assunto:||ELDERLY, OLDERLY, ELDERNESS, OLDERNESS|
Let's check it.
elder - ancião, anciã - The Native Americans refer to their patriarchs as "the Elders".
elderly - idoso, idosa - an elderly lady, an elderly man = an elderly lady fell down on the street.
An elderly man got lost in the wilderness - Um idoso se perdeu no deserto.
older - adjetivo comparativo - old + er - she's older than I am.
olderly - nonexistent word - old + er + ly is not a word in English.
olderness - nonexistent word - old + er + ness is not a word in English either.
elderliness = oldness = you're not going to find any native speakers who would ever use those two words in Standard English, nevertheless you can find them on a Thesaurus under "age" as a concept not as a "main entry".
P.P.S.: be careful or else your student/friend will try to teach you English - she seems to be a know-it-all.
Envie uma resposta
Índice de mensagens