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Re: Case

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, July 16, 1999, 1:35
Padraic Brown wrote:
> It has four by mine.
Not this again! :-) As I said last time we had this debate - English has two MORPHOLOGICAL cases, and four SYNTACTIC cases
> I suppose one could > argue that, for ex., Spanish nouns don't have case: when the need arises > for specifying the nouns function within the sentence, you simply pick the > correct preposition.
Well, by the argument you have for four in English, Spanish would have two - nominative and accusative, which is sometimes marked by _a_ -- "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any thing till they were sure it would offend no body, there would be very little printed" - Benjamin Franklin ICQ #: 18656696 AIM screen-name: NikTailor