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