Here, solar is a relational adjective, which expresses a relation to a corresponding noun, in this case sun.
In the derivation it gets a diminutive suffix [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] In (29b), a relational adjective is derived from an A+N compound by means of the suffix [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
Thus, for example, Latin ferrarius, originally a relational adjective with the meaning 'related to iron' derived from ferr- 'iron,' absorbed the meaning of faber 'worker, esp.
The most common translation into German of a Latin or Romance noun phrase containing a relational adjective is a noun-noun compound.
A productive area of transposition in Russian is relational adjective
derivation, such as serebr'an(ij) 'silver (adj)' from serebr(o) 'silver (noun)'.
Difficulties in predicting the exact meaning of a given N+A combination partly stem from the semantic indeterminacy of classifying relational adjectives
, which can denote any type of relatedness between the head noun and the noun which functions as the base of the relational adjective
The notion of relational adjective
has been around for quite some time now as an established term not only of theoretically-oriented or descriptive linguistics, but even at the level of grammars addressed to a larger public.
In Levi's theory, complex nominals include both noun-noun compounds and combinations of relational adjective
Since there is no systematic difference between possessive and qualitative adjectival suffixes, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish pure relational adjectives
from the relational-qualitative type.
As regards classifiers, relational adjectives
(basic, common, general, single, various, etc.
In Lithuanian, an exceptionally productive suffix -in-is, -e is used to make relational adjectives
The first one is typical with relational adjectives
, and we will call it the exclusively-reading: the subject only has a relevant relation with the notion denoted by the adjective, and there are no other relations with other notions.