Although quite common, nine Latin adjectives have irregular superlative forms. Latin students are advised to learn these forms as early as possible to avoid mistranslations from Latin to English.
Some of the most common Latin adjectives are irregular in both their comparative and superlative forms. Even though it can be a pain, Latin language learners just have to bite the bullet and memorize these irregular forms.
There are few ways around straight memorization for irregular Latin comparative adjectives. Here are some tips for you to read and explore!
‘Quam’ is a conjunction often paired with a superlative adjective to indicate that the adjective’s subject not only possesses the greatest degree of something, but that the subject possesses the greatest degree possible. Learn how to recognize when ‘quam’ is functioning as an adverbial helper.
‘Quam’ is a word that is often paired with Latin’s comparative adjectives to convey more information to a listener or reader. Learn how to recognize and properly translate ‘quam’ when coupled with a comparative adjective.
In this last article in the series, we explore using the ablative of comparison instead of the conjunction “quam” to give more information when making comparisons using comparative adjectives.
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