|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
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