Tuesday, 13 February 2007

The mysteries of the English tongue

We can say, of the weather, either 'it is raining' or 'it is rainy'. But when it comes to sun, we can only say 'it is sunny'. Why not 'sunning'?

Personally, I like the sound of that: an active process, implied by the present participle, or indeed by the gerundive. I might start a petition.

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