R: Re: Positive - Comparative - Superlative
|Date:||Sunday, March 18, 2001, 12:14|
> Tundra and Forest Nenets, Nganasan and Enets, and I think also Selkup, so
> I would venture to say all the Samoyedic languages have a "hyperlative",
> ie. one stage higher than superlative.
> So does Hungarian, but with Hungarian it can go infinitely as it follows a
> regular pattern:
> nagy = big
> nagyobb = bigger
> legnagyobb = biggest
> legeslegnagyobb = bigger than the biggest
> legeslegeslegnagyobb etc.
> but it can get a bit ridiculous after the 6th point up...
Spoken Italian does the same:
bello = beautiful
bellissimo = the most beautiful
bellissimissimo = even more beautiful than the most beautiful.
But, as you tell me it happens in Hungarian, it gets ridiculous in Italian