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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 > that > is the _equative_: as X is as adj as Z. > Cf. Welsh: > cryf (strong) cryfed (as strong [as]) cryfach (stronger) cryfa > (strongest) > da (good) cystal (as good [as]) gwell (better) gorau > (best)
Nifty feature :). Is _gwell_ borrowed from/related to English 'well'? -- Tristan.


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>