|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 1, 2002, 20:20|
En réponse à Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>:
> Well, that's one possible system, out of many. I think the bare
> minimum is
> three (assuming an accusative system); nominative, accusative, and
> oblique/genitive/dative (pick one).
Why? Old French had two cases only (subject and oblique), and they disappeared
not because it was not a stable situation but because sound changes had made
the case marks disappear slowly.
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