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Re: Case

From:Irina Rempt-Drijfhout <ira@...>
Date:Sunday, July 18, 1999, 23:22
On Thu, 15 Jul 1999, Nik Taylor wrote:

> I'd never heard of a vocative case in Romanian - is that an > archaism?
Archaic or dialectal; in modern standard Romanian it's considered rude to use it. At least that's what I was taught in the early nineteen-eighties when Romania was still a dictatorial communist state; political reform seems to have brought back a lot of language forms that were ... well ... "discouraged" by the old regime.
> If that vocative is a genuine case-form in Modern Romanian, I'd, of > course, only count three cases.
Yes, three at the most. Irina Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself) (English) (Nederlands)