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Hi!

Antonielly Garcia Rodrigues writes:
> On 1/20/07, Henrik Theiling <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > German uses two constructions:
> >
> >   a) treat it like a comparison:
> >
> >              A ist größer als B.
> >         lit. A is larger than B
> >
> >              A ist anders als B.
> >         lit. A is different than B
> >
>
> What about equality? Considering that equality follows the idea of
> comparison (as much as difference does), do Germans say something like
> "A is equal than B"? If not so, it would be at least a construction
> possible to be adopted in a future conlang.

You'd use 'wie' (='as') instead of 'als'(='than') for equality, but
otherwise, the construction is similar:

         A is genauso groß  wie B
         A is equally large as  B

(Also note that colloquially, many people use 'wie' for both
constructions, but it is considered wrong.)

**Henrik