In Hilinqwo, comparison is accomplished by transformation The comparative case is made by prepending the prefix tro+ to a relative element. The superlative case is made by prepending the prefix mo+ to a relative element. The prefix ending ~z forms a preposition meaning "as … as".

Eqos kribit boniz juon. I write as well as you do.
Hos trobonit þon. This one is better than that one.
Hiripris kanos momeqat kanaron. His dog was the largest among the pack.

Only relative-class elements can be used in comparisons. It doesn't make sense to do a comparison on an absolute quality.

If the relative element being used in the comparison does not belong to a functional class, use the prefixes po+ and ne+ to denote the direction of the comparison.

Platifæ medonit tropoakim akaqom. Please hand me a sharper knife.
Hipris enos monearistit. Their merchandise is of the lowest quality.

Implied comparisons are made with the following elements: (Note the use of the polar prefixes.)

Element Meaning Example
swo+ so Akaqos swopoakit. The knife is so sharp.
tre+ very Akaqos trepoakit. The knife is very sharp.
-ult* too Akaqos neakultit. The knife is too dull.
ro+ enough Akaqos ropoakit. The knife is sharp enough.
fra+ completely Beloqaros fravastat civom. The army completely destroyed the city.