|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 3, 2002, 11:45|
Nik Taylor wrote:
>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. :-)
I guess I shoudl've written "inflected case". So no, prepositions don't
> > Are there any langs around that could have sentence like "John gave the
> > to Mary for Bob" with "Mary" in the dative and "Bob" in the
> > something like "John-NOM/ERG give-PAST book-ACC/ABS Mary-DAT Bob-BENE"?
>Well, Uatakassi does just that.
Good to know, but it's a conlang. Know of any natlang?
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