French translation: syntagme prépositionnel composé
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English to French translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary / Le genre grammatical
English term or phrase:PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE COMPOUND
Linguistique - Le genre grammatical
In these formations, a noun is modified by another noun, as in drap-housse, or by a prepositional phrase (a phrase consisting of a preposition and noun), as in mine de sel. The noun which is to be modified serves as the base and gives its gender to the compound.
Noun + noun compounds: …
Noun + PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE COMPOUNDS: …
Carroll argues that it is morphology (suffixes) rather than phonology (endings, including suffixes) that allows native speakers to determine the gender of new nouns. She states that there are two types of nouns, morphologically simple and morphologically complex.
À NOTER QUE PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE=SYNTAGME PRÉPOSITIONNEL selon Termium (www.Termium.com)