(Off topic) Technical term needed (Thanks)

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at mclink.it
Tue Mar 6 21:54:56 EST 2001

>>   1. John's dog
>>   2. The dog of the house
>In the first one, it would be "the dog of John," where "dog" is in Hebrew
>the nomen regens and John is the nomen rectum.
>In the second it is the same. 'Dog" is the nomen regens (construct state)
>and "house" is the nomen rectum (genitive).

Thanks to Harold for this post, and thanks to all the other people who wrote
to me privately.

Beside "nomen regens", I was also given

1) "head" (as in "head of the genitive phrase");

2) "head noun", and

2) governed noun.


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