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
> > 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.