Re: Degrees of adjectives
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 5, 2005, 0:08|
Peter Bleackley <Peter.Bleackley@...> writes:
> >On an etymological level, the "opposite" of |comparative| would
> >be *|separative|--"compare" being literally to bring together [such
> >as for the purpose of comparison], and of |superlative|, *|sublative|,
> >but that's perhaps a little silly.
> I quite like "anticomparative" and "antisuperlative". For the record, I'd
> been using "diminutive" and "minimative" in my descriptions of
> Khangaþyagon, but I was wondering if a standard term existed. Surprisingly,
> the SIL glossary doesn't even have an entry for degree.
:I do like 'sublative'. How about:
You could also have a 'negative' of course.