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Re: cases

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. -kristian- 8-)