Can you help me create a few temporary compound adjectives using the word self and what's the grammar rule for creating it ?
- Anonymous1 month ago
Temporary compound adjective iirc with self would be basically hyphenating a preexisting adjective with self as a prefix.
So basically stuff like "self-ameliorative" "self-affluent" "self-indignant" "self-deprecative". You see this a lot in classical literature (like Shakespeare) where temporary compounds are usually created on a whim to suit a writer's need for a particular moment.
The rule is there are three types of compounds:
Open: (ice cream)
Hyphenated (ice-cold) hyphen is -
Closed: (sledgehammer) two words joined to form one