|From:||Nokta Kanto <red5_2@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 1, 2002, 20:11|
On Sun, 1 Dec 2002 11:09:57 +0800, Florian Rivoal <florian@...> wrote:
>I am considering creating an inflected conlang (i have not started at all,
>just thinking of it). But i have a problem: I don't know much about cases.
>I could create some out of nowhere(i maybe i will for some) for my lang,
>but i would like first to know what existing natlangs or conlang have.
What about a case to express "for" and/or "because of"? I can't think of any
natlangs that have this, but I know some conlangs do.
Japanese has a postposition expressing "also", which is not listed as a case
in the FAQ.
You'll probably need a plan for how to deal with rare situations that aren't
worth creating a new grammatical case for. One method is to use an open
preposition system. (prepositions and cases serve the same purposes;
speaking of which you might want to make a list of prepositions and look for
the ones that are worth caseifying.) Another is to use verbs to indicate
some things that we would use case for, such as a verb for "to be below".