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Re: cases

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 count.
> > 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.
Good to know, but it's a conlang. Know of any natlang? Andreas _________________________________________________________________ STOP MORE SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*