|From:||Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 1, 2002, 11:26|
> Peter Clark wrote: "If there are langs (con- or nat-) that
> only have two,
> be interested in hearing about it."
> What about English nouns, with common and possessive cases?
Or the French of the 14th century (is there a Middle French?), whioch
had a nicely compact system:
Direct roy roys
Oblique roys roy
The same holds true for Modern Irish, which has a dative, but it isn't
current at all, and is used almost exclusively in fossilized
constructions. The Irish 1st declension has the same nice system as set
Nom. ceart ceirt
Gen. ceirt ceart
Modern Irish also has a vocative: a Phádraig, but it's not strictly
speaking a case.
Pavel Iosad firstname.lastname@example.org
Is mall a mharcaicheas am fear a bheachdaicheas