Sequencing multiple adjectives

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Sequencing multiple adjectives

There were two examples of phrases where the French reversed the order of the adjectives as they appeared in English (autobiographical feminist manifesto = manifeste féministe autobiographique; unforgettable literary experience = expérience littéraire inoubliable). Is there any kind of rule to this sequencing?

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autobiographical feminist manifesto = a feminist manifesto, which is autobiographical. In French this reads as: manifeste féministe autobiographique.

unforgettable literary experience = a literary experience, which is unforgettable: expérience litteraire inoubliable.

Sequencing multiple adjectives

There were two examples of phrases where the French reversed the order of the adjectives as they appeared in English (autobiographical feminist manifesto = manifeste féministe autobiographique; unforgettable literary experience = expérience littéraire inoubliable). Is there any kind of rule to this sequencing?

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