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  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    I think it's a noun, as in 'living room', the place where you do your ordinary living. The stress on both phrases is on the word 'living', which is typical for noun + noun groups. With an adjective, it's stressed on the only noun, as in 'living doll'. (Though I must admit, 'living wage' = "wage high enough to live on" is stressed on 'wage', so that might be a counterexample, as it seems logical that should be a noun too.)
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