Re: I came in late.
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|Date:||Saturday, July 24, 1999, 22:13|
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 24/07/99 21:09:35 , Nik a =E9crit :
> It sounds to me like _ichiban_ is equivalent to _most_, the only
> difference being that _most_ has no literal meaning, while _ichiban_
ichiban is retrospective absolute (ranking).
most is prospective relative, i.e. superlative.
here is A and there is B.
now we'll tell what tall is.
A is tall (relative).
and now we rank A first (absolute).
here is tall A and there is tall B.
now we'll tell what is taller.
A is taller (absolute).
and now let's see around us : A is tallest (relative).