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#131370 08/14/04 06:41 AM
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The word is either non-gradable or non-scalar. I've been hunting around for a linguistic term that's a plain word, not a negative, but can't find one by searching for "gradable" and "scalar".

The difference between these two isn't entirely clear to me. A gradable property is one that something can have to a greater or a lesser extent. A scalar property designates a distinctive point on some scale. Most adjectives are both. Hm.


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Cool! Thanks, Jenet. I am SO glad you're still around! Oh--I just thought of another negative one that might fit: non-quantifiable. ?


#131372 08/17/04 05:10 PM
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The difference between these two isn't entirely clear to me. A gradable property is one that something can have to a greater or a lesser extent. A scalar property designates a distinctive point on some scale. Most adjectives are both. Hm.


From your description, one sounds like it pertains to continuously variable qualities and the other to discrete qualities.


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...there's any question that musick is the most unique of all or us.

I've always depended upon the kindness of strangers... [flutter-e]

...so what the **** was that all about?


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