|Date:||Monday, December 2, 2002, 17:11|
On Sunday 01 December 2002 9:52 pm, you wrote:
> En réponse à Joe <joe@...>:
> > > > Sg. Pl.
> > > > Direct roy roys
> > > > Oblique roys roy
> > Um, yeah...what was the Etymology of those cases?
> Well, after checking, I discovered that the paradigm presented up there is
> wrong. It should be:
> Sg. Pl.
> Direct roys roy
> Oblique roy roys
> Exactly the oppositve ;))) . As for its etymology, the "Direct" case (I
> prefer the term "Subject") is directly the offspring of the Latin
> nominative case (merged with the dying vocative), while the Oblique case
> comes from the fusion of all the others (accusative, dative, genitive and
I thought that Direct was Accusative/Nominative..but no matter...so, let me
get this straight...
rex(nominative) > *regus? > roys
regibus(Dative/Ablative) > *regis? > roys
regia(Nominative) > roy
regi(Dative/Ablative) > roy
I suppose that's sensible, if you assume final vowels are lost...