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Approximate degree
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The approximate degree, or scalar degree, expresses closeness to a given degree, as in the following example:

Example 1

Hast klear
almost ready
Almost ready
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Maximal approximates express closeness to a universal degree of the quality defined by the lexical semantics of the adjective involved. Examples include:

Example 2

a. Hast klear
almost ready
Almost ready
b. Sa goed as klear
as good as ready
Almost ready

Minimal approximates express lack of closeness to a universal degree of the quality defined by the lexical semantics of the adjective involved:

Example 3

a. Amper klear
barely ready
Barely ready
b. Skraachwurk klear
barely ready
Barely ready

An idiomatic approximative can also appear as an Adposition Phrase (PP):

Example 4

[Op stjerren nei] dea
on dying excepted deceased
As good as dead
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