|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 5, 1999, 9:33|
At 15:43 04/03/99 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm really impressed with how much people on this list know aboutlinguistics!
>I could sure use some help.
>I am working on a series of lessons for my conlang and I am unsure what tocall
>the various cases that are used in it. Being a fiction writer, and not a
>linguist, I invented the language first and am analyzing its grammar now.
>One case that I am having the most trouble naming describes the source,origin or
>of the action or of another noun. It serves as the instrumental case butalso has
>functions. For example: "The ring [nom.] is (made of) gold [case x]."Or, "Joe
>[nom.] is reading
>a book [acc.] by Sartre [case x]." "Schmoe [nom.] is scared of dogs [casex]." I
>don't think that
>ablative is the right word to describe this case because I have a separatecase
>that marks movement
>or action out of, away from or before something. Here's an example: "Denise
>letter from Joe [case x] from the mailman [ablative].
In my Azak, I use a case that has nearly the same extent of meanings, and
I call it "original" or "originative", the case of the origine (author,
matter, etc...) I think that's almost the same as your case x.
>What do you call a case that combines features of Comitative ("Joe [nom.]danced
>Schmoe [com.].), Inessive ("Joe [nom.] is inside the car [ine.]."),Adessive ("Joe
>standing near the tree [ad.].") and Locative ("Joe is in the mall[loc.].")? I'm
>just calling this one Locative or Adessive, but I'm not sure which (ifeither) is
I'm not sure here, better listen to real linguists!
>What do you call a case that combines features of Allative ("Joe [nom.] isgoing
>the office [all.].") and Illative ("Joe [nom.] is walking into the building
I would call that a "lative" (movement towards, to or into).
>What do you call a case that combines features of Ablative ("Joe [nom.]coming
>from work [abl.].") and Ellative ("Joe [nom.] is walking out of the building
>This case is the inverse of the case above. It indicates motion or actionaway
>or before something.
Here I use the word "delative", which I find appropriate.
>(the URL to lessons in oyAlevain is forthcoming.)
> Hope it helped.
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