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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: superlative comparative major positive comparative minor sublative You could also have a 'negative' of course. **Henrik