# Re: Degrees of adjectives

From: | René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...> |

Date: | Saturday, February 5, 2005, 5:33 |

Muke Tever wrote:
>
> (given) X is adj (positive)
> X is adjer than Z (comparative)
> X is adjest (superlative)
>
> (say) Z is not adj (negative, most likely)

Not negative - I'd say
Z is a little adj
This would give us:
X is adjest
X is adjer than Z
X is very adj
X is adj
Z is a little adj
Z is less adj than X
Z is the least adj
I'm tempted to use the proposed terms "augmentative" and "diminutive"
for the "very" and "a little" forms, respectively.
Éylo,
René