[erg] farther/further away/apart

Paul Haley paul at haleyai.com
Thu Apr 16 22:17:27 CEST 2015

These seem to do the trick, Dan.

The resulting predications have 2 arguments, one of type 'i' and the 
other being the modified 'e'.

Can you (or anyone) clarify why some comparatives have 3 arguments one 
of them being their own 'e' and the other 2 being the comparands 
(typically 'e', sometimes 'u') versus these (which are not unique in 
this regard)?

Thank you,

On 4/8/2015 2:07 PM, Dan Flickinger wrote:
> Hi Paul -
> I finally got around to adding the lexical entries (and types) for these comparative degree adverbs "farther" and "further".  I have checked in the improvements to the `trunk' ERG, so when you get a chance, see if the analyses look reasonable.
>   Dan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Haley" <paul at haleyai.com>
> To: "erg" <erg at delph-in.net>
> Sent: Monday, April 6, 2015 2:58:04 PM
> Subject: [erg] farther/further away/apart
> I'm stumped on what to do to get the ERG to recognize sentences like:
>    * stars are further away than cities
>    * stars are farther apart than cities
> Can anyone spare a tip?
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul

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