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    Is there a rule for the creation of adjectives when speaking about nationalities?

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    Re: nationalities

    I may not have understod your question correctly, but as far as I understood, you're asking this order:

    when using more than one adjective, we use this order:

    Opinion- Size- Age- Shape- Colour- Origin- Material.:)

    hope this helps..:)

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    Cool Re: nationalities

    Quote Originally Posted by ceicerick
    Is there a rule for the creation of adjectives when speaking about nationalities?
    I think the asker was talking about whether there are any regular rules about adding the suffixes like '-ish' / '-ese' / '-(i)an' etc. to the nationality adjectives. I'm of the opinion that you should learn them, I mean the most important ones, by heart and then you will see some similarities and differences between them.

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    Re: nationalities

    Yes, my question about nationalities was as engee30 said, how to apply the suffixes like for example a person from Brasil is a Brasilian, and a person from Peru is a ... Peruvian. But why that change? Thanks a lot.

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    Re: nationalities

    I think the Peru change is simply pronunciation- 'Peruian' would be very difficult to say as we don't like clusters of vowel sounds. The letter 'v' is used for this- the adjective from the writer Shaw is shavian.
    PS- We use Brazil/Brazilian


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