Talk:gold

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merged with translations found on http://elements.vanderkrogt.net/element.php?sym=Au with permission from the author Polyglot 22:57, 6 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Adjective form[edit]

why is golden comparable and gold no? supposedly they mean the same thing, right? --189.10.66.118 16:26, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

I think it is because golden is a regular adjective, which can be comparable, but gold is more often a noun, and nouns can be used appositively just like adjectives. To me, more golden sounds perfectly fine, but I understand more gold only to mean a larger amount of gold. If someone said, "this ring is more gold than that one," I would correct him, saying "you mean, this ring HAS more gold". —Stephen 17:05, 15 June 2010 (UTC)