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Re: cases

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Monday, December 2, 2002, 8:20
On Monday 02 December 2002 07:12 am, you wrote:
> Hi > > Do people make a distinction between case inflexion and case usage
Fraid not.
> If a (hypothetical?) language has no noun/pronoun inflexions, but the > nouns and pronouns have subject, object (direct/indirect) object of > preposition, etc. uses, is this a language without case?
Case refers to the sound changes for particular roles a word plays in a sentence. It follows that if a word makes no changes for any of those roles, it can't be a case system, can it now? Wesley Parish
> > David Barrow
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