Re: Degrees of adjectives
|Date:||Friday, February 4, 2005, 11:35|
--- In email@example.com, Peter Bleackley
>>Are there standard linguistic terms for degrees of adjectives that
>>express "less" and "least"?
Whether "more" or "less," there is still a comparison taking place,
so both are comparatives, or superlatives mutatis mutandis.
I like to refer to them as "comparatives/superlatives of superiority"
and "comparatives/superlatives of inferiority." I don't remember if
I read those terms somewhere or made them up.
I decided that two degrees of comparison were redundant. If they are
not needed in Spanish (or French), they aren't needed in Senyecan.
"Which of these two drinks do you prefer?"
"I prefer the sweeter."
"Prefiero la más dulce."
"Which of these three drinks do you prefer?"
"I prefer the sweetest."
"Prefiero la más dulce.
The context always tells the speakers how many items are being
I also use the equative degree in Senyecan.