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Re: cases

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 3, 2002, 8:16
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> How common is it for a lang to have both a dative and a beneficiary (I > thought the word was "benefactive"?) case?
If prepositions count, English does. :-)
> Are there any langs around that could have sentence like "John gave the book > to Mary for Bob" with "Mary" in the dative and "Bob" in the bene-whatever; > something like "John-NOM/ERG give-PAST book-ACC/ABS Mary-DAT Bob-BENE"?
Well, Uatakassi does just that. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42