I didn't think any romance language still kept the comparative forms minus a few exceptions like melior. Italian sort of complicates things as it still kept the superlative endings but just repurposed them. Do you think it'd be realistic for the comparative to double as the superlative in most cases but for a few common adjectives to have their own unique superlative forms?Lambuzhao wrote:B) Fastforward the <COMPAR> /ior/ and use the DEF with the COMPAR to make the SUPER.
Cf. Old haut altus halçor altior l'halçor altissimus
This exists exactly so in most Romlangs. You'd just have to make sure every ADJ has a COMPAR in /ior/.
Depending on which ADJs you keep from , recall that, even in Classical Golden Age Old High , there
were two or three handfuls of ADJs that already were using co-comparatives magis <COMPAR> and maxime <SUPER>. Cf. idoneus, aureus, and other ADJs of 1st and 2nd declensions that end in /eus/ or /ius/
Using the comparative to double-duty for the superlative, that sounds closer to a Vulgar solution.
Tangent: Oh how I wish modern French kept halçor. That has to be one of the prettiest looking words I've ever seen