The following occured to me (as most such thoughts do) during a conversation over a few beers last night: We have suffix-equivalents of more- and most-, the endings -er and -est. They’re cute, she’s cuter, he’s the cutest, etc. But there aren’t negative equivalents, either prefix or suffix, for less- and least-. I think I may have proposed -oo and -oost, but I’m not entirely satisfied with those. Suggestions welcome.
December 11th, 2003 · No Comments