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    more about the compound noun

    Can someone please explain to me the difference among "buddha statue," "buddha's statue," and "buddhist statue"?

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    #2

    Re: more about the compound noun

    The standard phrase is Buddha statue.

    I've never heard your alternatives.

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    #3

    Re: more about the compound noun

    A Buddhist statue would not be of Buddha but would be related to Buddhism- one of another important figure, etc, IMO.

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    #4

    Re: more about the compound noun

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmind View Post
    Can someone please explain to me the difference among "buddha statue," "buddha's statue," and "buddhist statue"?

    thanks!

    curious mind
    Well, as other members told you about "Buddha statue" and "buddhist statue" I am going to tell you about "Buddha's statue". (I think it should be B and not b).

    Buddha's statue

    Suppose there is a story about Buddha and it is written there that Buddha had a statue, statue of an elephant perhaps. There you may read:"Buddha's statue was very beautiful".

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    Re: more about the compound noun

    ah, ah!

    thanks for your reply!

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