Saturday, April 23, 2016

Verbing and Nouning

There is the verb 'to noun', so that means there is the word 'nouning'.  I found the term verbal noun - a noun that is morphologically related to a verb and similar to it in meaning - an example is:  Brisk walking is good exercise.

I wonder if there is something that can't be 'nouned'.  What isn't a person, place, thing, quality or idea?

So back to our lead line today - this is a picture of a primula dell at Winterthur last spring - a small valley, usually among trees.  This one was magnificently planted in candelabra primulas.  One of the benefits of Winterthur is that it is magnificently planted - one of the legacies of Henry Francis du Pont.  May 15th is primula day at Winterthur.  This is the view you would experience.

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