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    pink-dotted dress and the likes

    a dress with pink dots pink-dotted dress
    woman with long legs long-legged woman

    why not big-windowed room?

    what is this linguistic operation called? Where can I find more info about it?


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    Sitting at a long table at the front of a big-windowed room overlooking the Halifax harbour is a panel of current and retired Nova Scotia politicians. They're here to discuss their decisions to run for political office.

    Is there anything wrong with "big-windowed room"?

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    I have no idea, does it mean that I can create any adjectives like that for example: small-penised man? Or big-buttoned blouse? I just don't know how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    I have no idea, does it mean that I can create any adjectives like that for example: small-penised man? Or big-buttoned blouse? I just don't know how it works.
    Yes you can, theoretically. Some will sound stranger than others, but there's no rule. It depends on what people are used to hearing, and you can only tell that from experience.

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    So this is a legitimate way to make new words, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    So this is a legitimate way to make new words, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I wouldn't call it a new word. It's two words hyphenated. But that's splitting hairs. If you want to call it a new word, go ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    Where can I find more info about it?
    Try here Compound Adjectives

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    The words and terms come into existence by the need felt by common speaker or user.
    There cannot be strict rules in any language for coining such words in any language.

    The big-windowed-room is self explanatory term and does not violate any grammar rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUDHKAMP View Post
    The words and terms come into existence by the need felt by common speaker or user.
    There cannot be strict rules in any language for coining such words in any language.

    The big-windowed-room is self explanatory term and does not violate any grammar rule.
    OP's original example: woman with long legs - long-legged woman
    My example: A man with a large dog - a large-dogged man? I don't think so.
    There are no strict rules, but some constructions like this will not work.

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    Maybe the thing must be an inherent part of described entity, or something like that. Probably there is some explanation to be found somewhere deep in linguistics. thanks for help !

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