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R: Re: Positive - Comparative - Superlative

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
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 as well. Luca


Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>Positive - Comparative - Superlative