|From:||Jim Grossmann <steven@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 3, 2002, 3:53|
My conlang, Palo, has three cases: common, genitive, and locative.
In Palo, common-case usually marks agents and patients (or entities with
copular and existential verbs).
However, when the verb is ditransitive, common-case marks the noun phrases
that stand for the agent and beneficiary, while a genitive that appears
after the obligatory clause-initial particle marks the noun phrase that
stands for the patient.
Palo locative case could be more precisely called
locative-allative-postpositional. It indicates location at, motion to or
towards, and marks all complements of postpositions. Usually, locative is
an oblique case, but it can serve as an argument for certain copular verbs.