|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_
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