Degree Markers

Neutral or Positive/Negative depending on context:

  • hel — to a trivial degree; slightly
  • hil — to a minor degree; rather
  • null (no affix) — to an ordinary degree
  • hal — to an unusual degree; very
  • háalish — to an extraordinary degree
  • hele — to a troublesome degree (in NEG contexts); much
  • hile — to a severe degree (in NEG contexts); great
  • hul — to an extreme degree, extraordinary; in NEG context, to a violent degree


  • hule — to an intolerable degree
  • shule — special emergency form; NEG only; unbearable to a degree that would cause catastrophic events such as suicide; a signal for immediate help


  • théle — to a pleasing degree; fine
  • thíle — to a more than pleasing degree; excellent
  • thúul — to an extraordinarily pleasing degree; magnificent
  • thúle — to the furthest degree of pleasingness possible; perfect