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Re: cases

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Sunday, December 1, 2002, 20:52
En réponse à Nokta Kanto <red5_2@...>:

> > 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. >
It's called "beneficiary" and "causative", and I think quite a few natlangs have them. At least they should, since I heard of those names before I had heard that anybody else was making conlangs besides me ;)) .
> Japanese has a postposition expressing "also", which is not listed as a > case > in the FAQ. >
Because it's not really one. "mo" works a bit like "wa", as it can replace both the "ga" (subject) and "o" (object) particles. It's more a topic marker like "wa" than a real case marker like "ga" or "o" (and IIRC, just like "wa" can be used after "ni", to put the topic on an indirect object, "mo" can be used that way too after "ni"). Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>