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Re: Case

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, July 19, 1999, 22:49
Irina Rempt-Drijfhout wrote:
> > "Carol I Rege al Romaniei" >=20 > "Carol I King of-the Romania-of"
I didn't know "the" could be used independently in Romanian.
> Sf=EEnte Dumnezeule
> miluieSte-ne pe noi > have.mercy-us upon us
Interesting. Would miluie=9Ate-ne be a proper sentence by itself?
> The accusative is usually, perhaps always - my > Romanian is as rusty as a medieval nail and the book is behind my > mother's legacy) - expressed by _pe_ "on", so we can call it a > separate case, I think.
I think I've read that it's use is similar to Spanish "a personal", that is, used only with certain nouns (I think the restriction is also "human", but I'm not sure.) --=20 "[H]e axed after eggys: And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude not speke no Frenshe ... And then at last a nother sayd that he woulde haue hadde eyren: then the goode wyf sayd that she vnderstood hym wel." -- William Caxton ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor