[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

[debian-faq] descendent vs. descendant

debian-faq says:
The Debian Project was created by Ian Murdock in 1993,
 initially under the sponsorship of the Free Software Foundation's GNU project. 
Today, Debian's developers think of it as a direct descendent of the GNU project.

(this was not changed since 2000, but ...)

'direct descendant' exists as a set phrase,
 and naturally, this phrase looks like a noun

  http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/descendant says:
  Usage notes
  The adjective may be spelled either with ant or ent
   as the final syllable (see descendent). 
  The noun may be spelled only with ant.

then, 'descendant' looks like a correct word here

no need to CC me :-)
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/163846 0.0.1
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/163848 0.0.1

Reply to: