OE comparative and superlative endings

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OE comparative and superlative endings
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Old English endings w/ examples "biter", "grim", "lēof", and irregulars
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  1. comparative
    • -ra + adjectival ending
    • "biterre" (more bitter + weak neuter nom)
    • "grimre" (more grim + weak neuter nom)
  2. superlative
    • -ost- + adjectival ending
    • "lēofostne" (most beloved + strong masc acc sing)
    • "lēofostan" (most beloved + weak masc acc sing)
    • "lefoostra" (most beloved + weak masc gen pl)
  3. "eald" (old)
    • comparative: "ieldra"
    • superlative: "ieldest"
  4. "ġeong" (young)
    • comparative: "ġingra"
    • superlative: "ġingest"
  5. "lang" (long)
    • comparative: "lengra"
    • superlative: "lengest"
  6. "strang" (strong)
    • comparative: "strenga"
    • superlative: "strengest"
  7. "hēah" (high)
    • comparative: "hīerra"
    • superlative: "hīehst"
  8. "lȳtel" (little, small)
    • comparative: "lǣssa"
    • superlative: "lǣst"
  9. "miċel" (much, great)
    • comparative: "māra"
    • superlative: "mǣst"
  10. "yfel" (bad, evil)
    • comparative: "wiersa"
    • superlative: "wierst"
  11. "gōd"
    • comparative: "betera, sēlra"
    • superlative: "betst, sēlest"

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