Re: Degrees of adjectives
|From:||Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 4, 2005, 10:06|
On 4 Feb 2005, at 6.47 pm, Ray Brown wrote:
> There is another degree that is found in the Insular Celtic langs (a
> feature which AFAIK they do _not_ share with the Semitic langs!) and
> is the _equative_: as X is as adj as Z.
> Cf. Welsh:
> cryf (strong) cryfed (as strong [as]) cryfach (stronger) cryfa
> da (good) cystal (as good [as]) gwell (better) gorau
Nifty feature :). Is _gwell_ borrowed from/related to English 'well'?