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Re: Case

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Date:Saturday, July 10, 1999, 8:29
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 10/07/99 09:01:10  , Boudewijn a =E9crit :

> I'm currently engaged in reanalyzing the Denden system of adpositional > particles, and I've decided to term these 'case particles', after all, > all these particles belong to the same formal class and most of them > have meanings that look a lot like traditional cases. What put me on to > this was the analysis of the particle _tan_ I've posted here a while ago. > =20 > What I have at the moment is (haven't counted them):
[snip all the incredible variety of adpositions] why so many locative cases ? do you feel it is better than deriving them from nouns and verbs ? to reach > until in-side > in enter inside > into i'd thought the languges you study are likely to do so. your NOM "ga" intrigues me. is it like in japanese : THEME-wa ... RHEME(-da) RHEME/FOCUS-ga .... THEME(-da) ("theme" is topical and "rheme" is expletive) or what ? why call it "NOM" while it looks like a final copula ? mathias