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Re: Case

From:Hawksinger <hawksinger@...>
Date:Sunday, July 11, 1999, 18:14
> >On Fri, 9 Jul 1999 10:17:57 -0400, nicole > ><now-im-nothing@...> > >wrote: > >>I'm just curious, but those of you who do use case in your language, > >how > >>many do you have? Where does it go from being "cool" to just plain > >>unworkable? >
Nova has 10 or 11, one is the vocative case which together with some verbs form a distinctive group of direct address forms which I will probably treat as different than normal forms. Nova moves most of what I had had as verb voices to noun cases. In my analysis of case I decided that case expressed the relationship(s) between arguments. So there is a reflexive case, a reciprocal case, a passive case, and so on. Feorran has four cases, Relative, Absolute, Genitive, and Prepositional. My unfinished Adenan lgs will probably distinguish between subject and object forms or alternately Relative (ergative + genitive) and Absolute forms but that all remains to be decided. -- Brad Coon listowner battleship-l (home pg. et al.) (outdoor and prim.skills) The believer is happy, the doubter is wise.--Hungarian Proverb