Komodo Dragon Expert (calieber) wrote in linguaphiles,
Komodo Dragon Expert

Less is more

I'm trying to determine if the way comparatives stack is uniform across languages.

Like, if I say "I'm more than six years younger than my girlfriend" that means the amount of younger is more than six years. Is there any language in which the wording for this involves the word that normally means "less," as in "my age is less than (the age that is) six years younger than my girlfriend's"?

I could see this being used in, say, French ("J'ai moins de six ans moins de elle" or whatever, I don't really know French).

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