In a quiz I just took, 'brilliant ' becomes 'brillamment'. Is this an irregular adverb? I note that 'patient' becomes "patiemment". I would appreciate your insight.
The adjective ‘brilliant’ is ‘brillant/e’ in French without the -i you suggest, and it behaves like the others adjectives ending in - ant :
Puissant ———> puissamment
Bruyant ———-> bruyamment
Indépendant ———> indépendamment
Hope this helps!
I found this a good summary: http://www.french-linguistics.co.uk/grammar/adverbs_formation.shtml
But also no explanation why the "i" is missing in the adverb. I guess that's just the way it is.
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