|From:||Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 5, 1999, 17:38|
Edward Heil wrote in response to Mathew Willuoghby:
>Cases without multiple functions are very much the exception rather
>than the rule. So yours are fine. :) To name them, pick a name
>which expresses what you feel is the most distinctive thing about
>the case, and use it. Won't hurt nothin'.
You can even be very extreme like I have been when describing
Boreanesian cases. Two cases; Core and Oblique. That's it. Reason
for this is cuz they really have multiple functions: the oblique
case is used only during oblique (non-nominative/ergative - ie.,
non-Core - cases), and the core cases for "unmarked" (ie., core)
cases. 8-)))) Pragmatics plays an important role.