In line with not considering it a locative type, the verbs used are not of a locational nature, i.e. 'grow', 'hold', 'continue, keep doing', 'cease, run out', ''. The quality may be a finite verb in a subordinate syntactical position, a noun or an adjective after the contextual preposition ('du') or a more complex predicate.
In addition to the ablative case, the secondary subject or reciprocal object or partitive case will be further applied to the compared nouns, depending on what is being compared.
The comparative clauses generally begin with the verb that signals comparison, one out of the following:
seler ('grow', atelic)If the subject is compared, the verb will be congruent with it, but if some other NPs are compared, this verb will invariantly be 3 p. sg. n. This reduces the possibility of distinguishing the two with 3 sg. n. nouns.
tuzla ('remain', atelic)
agza ('continue', no specific telicity, and the telicity morphology shifts in different persons)
symta ('win, "beat"', telic)
Selei Talim Aris-ëta-nisr valm selei
grow Talim from-Aris-2nd_subj old reach
Talim is older than Aris
Selei Aris Talim-ity-nirs perxaiImplicit superior quantities or qualities of comparison
grow Aris Talim-abl-2nd_subj hear_3sg
Aris hears (more) than Talim
Seler Aris ard-ë-sus perxaiWith no object or other complement, the verb 'seler' signifies increase in the quantity or quality:
grow Aris doctrine-acc-recipr.obj. hear
Aris hears (more) than the (explicit) doctrine
Seler Aris tasdaiWith 'tuzla' instead:
Aris knows more (now than before?)
tuzler Aris tasdaiIt would imply that Aris knows more than he lets on, or has told us.
Cross-cutting comparison is when the comparanda are not of the same type. In English, we could go for something like 'Elrem is the chieftain of more people than the number of people that hate Avkir".
I have not been able (in, admittedly, a short time) to come up with any smooth English examples. Bryatesle's comparison system handles these systems using two separate systems woven together: a resumptive pronoun approach, and the secondary case system.
Tuzla Elrem kjevam-dureh resren-isr ka tërsi tekjëz raga-rsi-nyx Avkir-ak tejleisWe also find here a special use of the verb 'give', signifying 'to be something to someone'. The complement might, due to the complex clause structure, actually omit the secondary subject marking that otherwise is common for this particular meaning.
remain Elrem many-abl chieftain*-2nd-sub gives they-them.part people-pl.abl.-2nd-subj Avkir-acc hate-3pl
Elrem give from many chieftain, they exceed the people who hate Avkir.