Talk:newspaper

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As discussed many times now, the entries here under "adjective" are not adjectives. You cannot say "This ad is very newspaper". — 141.168.28.158 11:45, 29 Jul 2004 (UTC)

But there are varieties of adjective. This is a modifier - a noun that has some of the qualities of an adjective. Modifiers can be used before the noun only, hence "This ad is very newspaper" does not apply. — Paul G 11:54, 29 Jul 2004 (UTC)
This is not a variety of an adjective. It is a variety of a noun. Adjectives are classes of words which have certain properties - "newspaper" has none of those properties. Nouns are another class of words which have certain properties - one of which is that they may modify other nouns. Find a recognized dictionary which gives "newspaper adj" and I shall eat my baseball cap (-:
P.S. It is conceivable that "newspaper" could be an adjective in the same sense in which "paper" can describe a material - but none of the content on this article currently given is an adjective. — Hippietrail 12:59, 29 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

I've always said "nyoos paper", not "nyooz paper", even though news is "nyooz". Is that just me? Equinox 08:41, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

I don’t think I have ever heard "nyoos paper" before, but it is a little hard to distinguish between "zpaper" and "spaper". I only say "nyooz paper". —Stephen (Talk) 23:21, 20 May 2011 (UTC)