I've noticed that in English the adjective is usually before the noun, why is that? In French it's in one way or the other depending on the case (as far as I know it's not to make things clearer).
Example: 'Give me that big cup' vs 'Give me that cup big'
Since there might be other things that might be given, pointing out that it's the cup that you need makes more sense and only then you narrow it down to the big cup.
Is there a reason languages are like this or is it just historical how rules evolved and got stuck?