Recently saw a post one here around reverse scuba gear for fish and also I was going come comment that it would be SCABA for Self included Abovewater breath Apparatus vs SCUBA gift Self contained Underwater breath Apparatus and it dawned on me that over water was two words and yet underwater is one word.

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Because underwater is a noun, where over water is one adjective explicate a noun. You can just as quickly say "below the water" prefer you have the right to "above the water."

Example: wherein is john?

He is underwater (underwater is a location / state the being)

He is under the water. (water is the place. Under is relenten it.)

I think the factor why English doesn't have an "abovewater" counterpart is due to the fact that there really isn't a need. 99.9% of things we connect with are over water, therefore it's needless to need to state it. It'd only make feeling to state that it's not, so we have a details word because that underwater.

Also, ns think words favor terrestrial or atmospheric would fit relying on the context.


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So would a fish say under water and abovewater? If they might talk that is.


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'Underwater' is one adjective or one adverb, and also 'above water' is a prepositional phrase (used adjectivally or adverbially).

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I think you're probably right about why 'under water' became a link word if 'above water' has stayed separate.


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