LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||03/MAR/2009 2:15 AM|
|Assunto:||Diff. btwn interference and interferingness|
Hey Márcio -
Many English noums can generate an adjective by adding "ful" like zest->zestful.
Many English adjectives can generate a noum by adding "ness" like good->goodness.
Combine the two concepts gets you a noum like "shame" going to adjective "shameful" then back to a noum "shamefulness". The final noum sometimes means the same as the original noum, but not always.
Go to http://www.onelook.com/ and enter " *fulness " to get a list of over 200 words that end in "fulness", from abusefulness to zestfulness.
Happy word games.
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