Typologie des adjectifs et de la qualification dans les langues africaines

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Semantic Guidelines to Qualification

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bad
[<>good]
beautiful, handsome
as, for example, a woman, a man, a clothe, an animal
bend
[<>straight]
big
[<>small]
as, for example, an elephant
bitter
as, for example, kola nut, aloe, quinin
black
[<>white]
as, for example, coal
blind
blunt
[<>sharp]
boiled
[<>raw, coarse]
as, for example, meat
brave, courageous
[<>fearful, timid]
cheap
[<>expensive]
clean
[<>dirty]
clever
[<>foolish]
as, for example, the hare, the jackal
closed
[<>open]
as, for example, a door
cold
[<>warm]
as, for example, water
dark
[<>light]
deaf
deep
[<>shallow]
delicious
as, for example, sauce
dense, thick
[<>not dense]
as, for example, the forest
dirty
[<>clean]
dressed
[<>naked]
drunken
dry
[<>wet]
as, for example, a cloth, meat
empty
[<>full]
expensive
[<>cheap]
far (away)
[<>near]
fast
[<>slow]
as, for example, an antelope
fat
as, for example, meat
fearful, timid
[<>brave, courageous]
flat
foolish
[<>clever]
fragile
[<>solid]
as, for example, glass
full
[<>empty]
gay
as, for example, people at the end of ramadan
generous
[<>stingy]
as, for example, a chief
good
[<>bad]
as, for example, an idea, a medicine, a person
handicapped
hard
[<>soft]
as, for example, a stone
hard-working
[<>lazy, sluggish]
healthy
[<>sick, ill]
heavy
[<>light]
as, for example, a burden
hot
as, for example, water, fire
hungry
jealous
as, for example, a co-wife
large
as, for example, a field, the ocean
lazy, sluggish
[<>hard-working]
left
[<>right]
light
[<>dark]
as, for example, a room
light
[<>heavy]
as, for example, a leaf, a feather
limping
little
as, for example, a child
long
[<>short]
as, for example, a stick
loud
[<>silent]
multicolored
mute
naked
[<>dressed]
narrow
[<>wide]
as, for example, a path, a door
near
[<>far (away)]
new
as, for example, a village, a shirt
not dense
[<>dense, thick]
numerous
old
[<>young]
open
[<>closed]
as, for example, a door
pointed, sharp
poor
[<>rich]
proud
pure
as, for example, milk
raw, coarse
[<>boiled]
as, for example, meat
red
as, for example, blood
rich
[<>poor]
right
[<>left]
right
[<>wrong]
rotten
rough
[<>soft]
round
rude
rusty
shallow
[<>deep]
sharp
[<>blunt]
as, for example, a knife
short
[<>long]
as, for example, a stick
sick, ill
[<>healthy]
silent
[<>loud]
slow
[<>fast]
as, for example, an old woman
small
[<>big]
as, for example, an ant
smooth
as, for example, a stone, wood, a calabash, the skin of a snake
soft
[<>rough]
as, for example, the skin of a baby
soft
[<>hard]
solid
[<>fragile]
as, for example, stone
sour
as, for example, lemon
sour
square
stingy
[<>generous]
stinky
as, for example, a dead cow
straight
[<>bend]
as, for example, a stick
strong
[<>weak]
as, for example, an elephant, a buffalo
sweet
as, for example, honey
thick
thick
[<>thin]
as, for example, the skin of an hippopotamus, the bark of a tree, a mat
thin
[<>thick]
as, for example, a hair
thirsty
tied up
[<>untied]
as, for example, an animal
tired
untied
[<>tied up]
as, for example, an animal
warm
[<>cold]
as, for example, ashes
weak
[<>strong]
wet
[<>dry]
white
[<>black]
as, for example, the moon, milk
whole
wide
[<>narrow]
as, for example, a passage, a door
wise
as, for example, an old man
wrong
[<>right]
young
[<>old]
as, for example, an animal