Talk:forest

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In the Chinese Translation, , should these two characters be interpreted as one word or two? If one they should not have separate links, if two there needs to be a comma in between. Hippietrail 13:01, 7 Mar 2004 (UTC)

They make up one word. Hang on, I will standardise the template used. Tooironic 13:01, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

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Rfv-sense: Adjective, from the page itself <!-- isn't this another case of a noun used as modifier? --> <!-- Seems to be -- why is this listed as an adjective? -->

No idea who wrote that, although it should have been on the talk page, but they seem to be right, can we verify it as an adjective? Mglovesfun (talk) 16:42, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

The first comment was by Hippietrail (talkcontribs) in forest?diff=51162 (March 2004); the reply was by Connel MacKenzie (talkcontribs) in forest?diff=146480 (February 2005). I agree with all three of you (July 2009). —RuakhTALK 18:14, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
I don't think this is gradable or comparable and therefore it is not an adjective. Maybe someone can show such use or even predicate use as an adjective.
Many, many entries have those comments. They are substantively helpful. I'm not sure that all the discussion rooms existed and talk page use was discouraged./
I have started a topic at WT:BP#Attributive use of nouns and translations thereof stimulated by this and the many similar cases. DCDuring TALK 18:24, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
This was listed as an adjective in 2003, before we had established the norm of not listing cases of noun as a modifier. --EncycloPetey 21:12, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
clocked out Also, a review of COCA finds no uses of forest modified by an adverb and no comparative or superlative use. DCDuring TALK 12:22, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Striking: Mglovesfun (talkcontribs) removed the adjective section a few weeks ago, with the edit summary “/* Adjective */ failed rfv a month ago”. —RuakhTALK 21:35, 7 November 2009 (UTC)