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Re: Case

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, July 11, 1999, 7:56
Sally Caves scripsit:

> Traces remain in the special case endings for > the N. borrowings (celnar, "snail" Nom.; celnarb, "snail" Acc/Dat.).
There's an interesting parallel in the German for "Jesus Christ" (and each word separately):the Latin case endings are kept! Nom. Jesus Christus, Acc. Jesum Christum, etc. This is not done with other Latin borrowings, and works well because German cases (normally marked on articles) are a subset of the Latin ones. -- John Cowan I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin