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Comparison of adjectives (was Re: Reviving an old tradition)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Thursday, April 20, 2006, 20:40

On Mon, 17 Apr 2006 17:22:38 -0400, Jeffrey Jones wrote:

> I don't have any translations, but I'm always interested in seeing how > comparisons are done. Also equatives, superlatives etc. I'm trying to > figure out how "Delta" does these.
In Old Albic (excerpt from The positive degree is unmarked. The comparative degree is marked with the suffix -°r, the superlative degree is marked with the suffix -°th. There is also an equative degree (`as ... as'), which is marked with the suffix -°ch. These forms are the singular OSs; non-singular number forms and agentive stems are formed from them as shown above. The standard of comparison (i.e., the entity to which is compared) is in the locative case. Examples: _banach albamal_ `as beautiful as an Elf'; _banar chvanal_ `more beautiful than a dog'; _banath_ `most beautiful'. ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf


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