Oftentimes when reading academic texts I will come across the suffix "-ian" as a way to denote ownership. While I find it fitting syntactically (it "feels" right), I don't remember ever learning it specifically in school, etc. For example:
Wilsonian (Wilson's) moral diplomacy is widely regarded as a failure.
Carverian (Carver's) Minimalism marked a rebirth of the realist movement.
So, here are my questions:
- Is this syntax correct?
- If so, What mood does it give off? Does it offer an academic tone, etc.?
- Is it possible to use this with any name, or just a few popular ones? Can I say "Flafla2-ian"?
Thanks in advance.