Surely a better example sentence is needed to explain fair meaning light in colour or pale only.
""Peasants ran in panic as Erik the Red and Hákan the Fair with their band of Vikings plundered their village.""
- Good point; amended. Widsith 10:47, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
- But the correct spelling is Håkon/Håkan or in more ancient times, Hákon. Please, respect the diacritics. The uſer hight Bogorm converſation 17:16, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Phonetic transcription for Received Pronunciation is currently incorrect. RP is nonrhotic. 22.214.171.124 07:05, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
Comparation of the German adjective "fair"Edit
The article says "not comparable" at the moment. I disagree (German native speaker here).
Imagine the following szenario: Some good friends start a poker party, without the intent to really win money. They start with a different amount of coins however. One player says: "Es wäre fairer, wenn wir alle gleich viele Chips hätten!" This is a correct sentence and not unusual.
For a usage of the superlative, check out the description of "Fairnesspreis" in the Duden: "(besonders bei Turnieren verliehener) Preis für die fairste Mannschaft, den fairsten Spieler, die fairste Spielerin".
The German Wiktionary lists the comparative forms of "fair" as well.