Good afternoon all,
After a discussion, I was wondering is "今の" in "今のは誰？" considered a synthetic noun?
My analysis of the sentence "今のは誰？" is:
Flaw's analysis of the same sentence "今のは誰？" is:
noun 今の: just now that one
topic-marker は (optional due to ellipsis)
(pro)noun だれ: who
Flaw's argument is that "今の" is a synthetic noun (it can be used anywhere where a noun can be used). Assuming that that holds true, it must mean that we can say "今のの[noun]" because "[noun]の[noun]" is surely grammatical.
So basically, I was wondering Is 今のの[noun] considered grammatical?
For example, is "今のの状態" (phrase found here) considered grammatical?