Comparative and Superlative of adverbs
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echoegami on March 21, 2012
Adverbs most commonly express manner, or the way in which something is done. In English, adverbs usually end in -ly, and in Finnish, they usually end in -sti.
Like adjectives, adverbs in Finnish can occur in the comparative. In English, the comparative of adverbs is formed by adding the comparative Adverbs most commonly express manner, or the way in which something is done. In English, adverbs usually end in -ly, and in Finnish, they usually end in -sti.
Like adjectives, adverbs in Finnish can occur in the comparative. In English, the comparative of adverbs is formed by adding the comparative "more" before the adverb, as in "The red car goes more slowly." However, this isn't always the case as in, "John speaks Finnish well" and Mary speaks Finnish better than John. (Note: it's not 'more well') In Finnish, the system is more regular. The comparative adverb in Finnish is formed by adding the suffix -mmin to the adjective's singular stem.
Adverbs can also occur in the superlative. To form the superlative of an adverb, you add the ending -immin to the singular stem. (see more)
|in a more friendly way||ystävällisemmin|
|harder; more loudly||kovemmin|
|in the silliest way||hupsuimmin|
|most quickly, in the fastest way||nopeimmin|
|in a deeper way||syvimmin|
|in the friendliest way||ystävällisimmin|
|the most beautifully||kauneimmin|
|in the nicest way||kilteimmin|
|in a small way||pienesti|
|without a doubt||ehdottomasti|
|in the saddest way||surullisimmin|