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Comparative and superlative

Proposal 1
  • comparative is formed by appending the affix -er- to the positive-stem or by using the word for more (mër in sch12) in front of the positive
  • superlative is formed by appending the affix -est- to the positive-stem or by using the word for most (mëst in sch12) in front of the positive
  • references: wor02:2, sko03:3, par06:6-7, goe09:17, par11:14-15, sch12:5
Proposal 2
  • comparative is formed by appending the affix -re to the positive-stem
  • comparative is formed by appending the affix -ste to the positive-stem
  • references: cha07

Adjectives

Proposal 1
  • formed by using the bare attribute placed before the noun they refer to
  • no declination according to the corresponding noun
  • no kng-congruence
  • may be used as nouns
  • references wor02:2, sko03:3, par06:6, goe09:14, sch12:5

Abstract nouns

A question for the adjectives is whether they should have their abstract nouns derived from them (e.g. ugly and ugliness) or be derived from their abstract nouns (e.g. beauty and beautiful). The simplest approach would be to always derive the abstract noun with the -heid-suffix but an alternative would be to follow the trends of the source languages. This would make Folkspraak more naturalistic at the cost of slightly reduced regularity.

Adverbs

Proposal 1
  • attributive adverbs are formed by appending the affix -lik- to the attribute similar to -ly in English
  • there are a couple of natural non-attributive adverbs like the words for here, there, then, always
  • references: wor02:3, sko03:3
Proposal 2
  • attributive adverbs are formed by using the bare attribute similar to the situation in German
  • two intensive adverbs are sêr (very) in par06 and (too) in par06
  • references: par06:7, goe09:14, par11:13-14, sch12:11
attributes.txt · Last modified: 2014/02/13 17:27 by fenris