|Date:||Sunday, December 1, 2002, 21:04|
On Sunday 01 December 2002 8:42 pm, you wrote:
> En réponse à Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>:
> > Or the French of the 14th century (is there a Middle French?),
> Yes. But there is jsut one problem: the two case system had already
> disappeared (even in writing) by the middle of the 14th century. You should
> talk about Old French if you want to talk about the two-case system :))) .
> > had a nicely compact system:
> > Sg. Pl.
> > Direct roy roys
> > Oblique roys roy
> But awfully ambiguous, with only one mark for all those forms (and a mark
> which was already falling from speech). And it was fully working only for
> masculine nouns (as well as those special nouns which had a spcial form for
> the singular subject, like:
Um, yeah...what was the Etymology of those cases?