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Re: cases

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, December 2, 2002, 19:51
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>There are plenty of cases out there, but you can think of: >instrumental: the means or instrument used to accomplish the action, >beneficiary: the one for whom/which the action is done,
How common is it for a lang to have both a dative and a beneficiary (I thought the word was "benefactive"?) case? Are there any langs around that could have sentence like "John gave the book to Mary for Bob" with "Mary" in the dative and "Bob" in the bene-whatever; something like "John-NOM/ERG give-PAST book-ACC/ABS Mary-DAT Bob-BENE"? (Yes, I'm having an idea for a possible conlang system here, but I won't be telling you anything more until and unless it solidifies a bit more.) Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Add photos to your e-mail with MSN 8. Get 2 months FREE*.


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>