From: Brian M. Scott
>>>> She speaks loud (or do you say loudly? Sprachgefühl[...]
>>>> says to me: loud)
>> I say <loudly> and find <loud> questionable,
>> but in fact <loud> has been an adverb as well as anYes, though different speakers may disagree on which ones
>> adjective for a long time, and the comparative and
>> superlative survive even for those of us who no longer
>> use <loud> as an adverb.
> This is new to me. I am not very well acquainted with
> historical English grammar (I mean Piotr's comments here
> as well). Do you mean, however, that standard English
> grammar still considers those both adverbs and adjectives?
> Do you mean that you would say "loudly" in the positive,Yes. 'I yelled loudly', but 'She yelled louder than I did'.
> but still "louder" and "the loudest" in the comparative
> and superlative degrees?
>>>> She jumped higher than him.I can't really help you much there, I'm afraid, but I expect
>>>> She ran slower than him. (Slowlier, huh?)
>> <High> and <slow> are adverbs as well as adjectives, so
>> there's no problem here. (Actually, many prefer <slowly>
>> to adverbial <slow>, but the old comparative and
>> superlative are standard.)
> Where do I find a list or a summary of such adjectives
> which have preserved their use as adverbs in modern
> English grammar?