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Re: Degrees of adjectives

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Thursday, February 3, 2005, 15:16
Staving, Philip Newton:
>On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 12:20:10 +0000, Peter Bleackley ><Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote: > > I'm NOMAIL at the moment, so please reply to this personally. > > > > Are there standard linguistic terms for degrees of adjectives that express > > "less" and "least"? > >I think that those forms are simply the comparative and superlative, >respectively -- just as with "more" and "most".
Sorry for the confusion, what I mean is what is the term for degrees which express "less" and "least" as a marking on an adjective. The opposite of comparative and superlative, as it were. Pete