Consider the following sentence fragment:
les pronoms personnels sujets
I'm a beginning French student. So, my question is probably going to sound very simple to you. It's actually about super basic-level French grammar.
I'm trying to parse that phrase grammatically and here's what I've got: The first word is the definite article for plural nouns—les. Then, we have the actual noun—pronom—which is in the plural. Then comes the adjective which describes the noun. Thus far what the whole thing says is the personal pronouns. Fine. But what I don't understand is how sujets fits in with the rest of the picture grammatically. Is it a noun or adjective? Could you please give me some real basic French grammar lesson with regard to my question?
Could you please give me some kind of rule or pattern that I could follow to form phrases that involve the usage of two or more nouns? I think they're called compound nouns in English. Case in point, "personal subject pronouns" is such a phrase. We've got an adjective that describes "subject pronouns" which in turn is nothing more than two nouns strung together to form a new, more complex idea.