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Re: cases

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Sunday, December 1, 2002, 21:52
En réponse à Joe <joe@...>:

> > > > > > Sg. Pl. > > > Direct roy roys > > > Oblique roys roy > > > Um, yeah...what was the Etymology of those cases? >
Well, after checking, I discovered that the paradigm presented up there is wrong. It should be: Sg. Pl. Direct roys roy Oblique roy roys Exactly the oppositve ;))) . As for its etymology, the "Direct" case (I prefer the term "Subject") is directly the offspring of the Latin nominative case (merged with the dying vocative), while the Oblique case comes from the fusion of all the others (accusative, dative, genitive and ablative). Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


Joe <joe@...>