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λαλίστερος irregular comparative of λάλος

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λαλίστερος irregular comparative of λάλος

Postby ἑκηβόλος » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:10 am

λάλος, irr. comp. λαλίστερος, sup. λαλίστατος.

What other adjectives follow this pattern in the comparative and superlative? Is it common?
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Re: λαλίστερος irregular comparative of λάλος

Postby Markos » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:01 am

Smyth 317. -ιστερος, -ιστατος.—By imitation of words like ἀχαρίστερος for ἀχαριττερος (83) from ἄχαρις disagreeable, -ιστερος, -ιστατος are used especially with adjectives of a bad meaning, as κλεπτ-ίστατος (κλέπτης thief, 321), κακηγορίστερος (κακήγορος abusive), λαλ-ίστερος (λάλος talkative).

cf: ἅρπαξ --> ἁρπαγίστατος
βλάξ --> βλακίστατος

πάντων ἀνθρώπων, Μαρκίστατος ὑπάρχω. :lol:
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