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An inherent comparative
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The adjective oarother, different, else behaves as an inherent comparative.

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The adjective oarother, different, else behaves as an inherent comparative. It may also show up as an inherent partitive (oars), in case it is used as an adverb. It exists without a positive or superlative equivalent. It may be followed by a comparative phrase, and it may be coordinated with ordinary comparative adjectives:

Example 1

a. Hy praat flugger en oars as dat ik tocht hie
he talks faster and different than that I thought had
He talks faster and different from what I had thought
b. Hja kocht in oare en bettere fyts as har man
she bought a and better bicycle than her husband
She bought a different and better bicycle than her husband

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More details can be found in Hoekstra (2000).

References:
  • Hoekstra, Jarich2000Sa en net oars of: waar vergelijking en ontkenning elkaar ontmoetenBesten, Hans den, Elffers, Els & Luif, Jan (eds.)Samengevoegde woorden: voor Wim Klooster bij zijn afscheid als hoogleraarUniversiteit van Amsterdam135-144
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