Abl: The standard is grammatically or morphologically marked to express an ablative (‘from’) meaning.
NoCompMk: The comparative function is not marked.
CompMkAff: The comparative function is marked using a special affix (prefix, suffix, or circumfix).
(1) wōt ānǝm-nǝl jōr.
(2) towlǝŋχar nājǝŋχāp-nǝl pēlǝp.
(3) ti tuw mōlti tuw-nǝl tēpǝŋ-nuwe ōl-ǝs.
(4) naŋ luwn jōr-nuwe ke, naŋ lilin wos nēγli.
There are two predicative comparative constructions in Northern Mansi. In the first construction (1-2), the comparative standard takes the ablative case and the comparee is in the nominative case (Kálmán 1976). If the difference between the compared entities is not substantial (Rombandeeva 1973: 84), another construction is used where the adjective takes the -nuwe ending, while the case-distribution is the same ablative + nominative (3) (Riese 2001: 29). The appearance of the comparee is optional after the suffix (4).