Can someone explain to me why ''Du har mange tanter, men jeg har de mest'' is not accepted?
'mest' is used for uncountable nouns, while 'flest' is used for countable nouns.
many - more - most = mange - fler/flere - flest
much - more - most = mye - mer/mere - mest
Ah, that makes sense. Takk for hjelpen! :)
Is there any sort of change when you go to the other end of the spectrum -- "less". Is "mindre" uses for both countable and uncountable nouns?
We could also discuss how "most" (in both English and Norwegian) can be known to be correct, when only two groups of aunts are being compared. Surely it is "more," not "most?"
If you replace 'du' with 'dere' then it makes sense. In English you can add an 'all' to 'you' if you want to make it clearer.
And it can be a simple exaggeration. Like two kids bragging : 'your father is strong but mine is the strongest'.