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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:48 am 
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From most to least frequent according to the Google Ngram Viewer: Rousseauian, Rousseauan, Rousseauvian, Rousseaunian.

The following forms are not frequent enough to show up on the Ngram Viewer, but I gather from Google search results that they do exist: Roussonian, Rousseavian, Roussevian.

If you went the etymological route, it would be "Russellian", but as far as I know nobody uses this as the adjective corresponding to "Rousseau".

Even though "Rousseauian" and "Rouseauan" are apparently the most common forms, I don't like the sound of the hiatus, so I think I personally prefer "Rousseauvian" (which seems to have become more common relative to "Rousseauan" in past decades).

I'd be interested in knowing if different forms are preferred in different languages. "Roussoniano" seems to have a fair amount of use in Spanish.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:30 am 
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I kind of hate them all.

I'd be inclined to use Rousseauesque, even though the -esque ending typically expresses a different nuance.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:57 am 
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I prefer Rousseauian

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:38 am 
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Rousseaulean

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:23 am 
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Rousski.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:07 pm 
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Vardelm wrote:
Rousski
Нет.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:35 pm 
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Rousseauois. All the vowels, all the time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:57 pm 
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Leibnizian (much better than Rousseauist...)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:45 am 
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-ian takes linking -v-

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:07 pm 
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Nortaneous wrote:
-ian takes linking -v-


Well, it can. My impression is that this usually occurs after a rounded vowel or with a w > v substitution (as in "Shavian" < "Shaw"); I don't think anyone would form something like "*Tennesseevian" from "Tennessee" or "*Paraguayvian" from "Paraguay". But words ending in /oʊ/ may correspond to -an adjectives ending in /oʊniən/; the basis seems to be Latin n-stems with nominatives in -o, like Cicero (adjective "Ciceronian"). Some examples that aren't built on Latin stems are the demonyms "Buffalonian" and "Torontonian". "Ohioan" has hiatus rather than -vian- or -nian.


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