I have a question which I hope you can answer; I am an English-language instructor and some of my students have posed the following, which I cannot answer:
(1) Why would someone from Seoul be called a "Seoulite" and someone from London be called a "Londoner"? (ditto for "Filipino" instead of "Philippinian", "Spaniard" instead of "Spainer" or "Spainian" etc). How and from what "rules" are these place-name pronouns standardized?
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!!