In Classical Latin, comparative correlatives are expressed by comparatives introduced by the correlative markers quo...eo, quanto...tanto. They can also be expressed by a superlative: in that case they are introduced by different correlative markers (ut...ita), the indefinite distributive pronoun quisque is obligatorily present, and the sentence always has a generic sense. The concomitant occurrence of such elements assigns to the correlations with a superlative a slightly different meaning from that of correlations with a comparative. In Early Latin, correlations with a comparative are seldom found. The correlative particles quo...eo are not attested, and there are very few cases of quanto...tanto with a comparative. The most frequent correlative particles are quam...tam.

Latin comparative correlatives and scalarity

BERTOCCHI, ALESSANDRA;MARALDI, MIRKA
2010

Abstract

In Classical Latin, comparative correlatives are expressed by comparatives introduced by the correlative markers quo...eo, quanto...tanto. They can also be expressed by a superlative: in that case they are introduced by different correlative markers (ut...ita), the indefinite distributive pronoun quisque is obligatorily present, and the sentence always has a generic sense. The concomitant occurrence of such elements assigns to the correlations with a superlative a slightly different meaning from that of correlations with a comparative. In Early Latin, correlations with a comparative are seldom found. The correlative particles quo...eo are not attested, and there are very few cases of quanto...tanto with a comparative. The most frequent correlative particles are quam...tam.
2010
Approches de la scalarité
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A. Bertocchi; M. Maraldi
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