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Re: Who put the anus in zhaoianus?
Quoting Markus Moser <email@example.com>:
> the "Carter doctrine" is not composed of two nouns in nominative case
> but of a nominative noun and a culled adjective (or a hidden genitive noun).
I'd call it a compound noun.
> rex, regis is male (and only male). regina is another word. [May I speculate
> it is derived from regi-[a]nus, regi-[a]na, regi-[a]num? Oh, well ...]
I suspect -i^nus is from the Indo-European zero-grade *-iH2-no and -ia^nus from
the full-grade *-yeH2-no, but I'd have to check my sources.
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan