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case problems

From:Robert Jung <robertmjung@...>
Date:Sunday, December 28, 2003, 21:10
Hi all,

I have a problem. I'm creating a conlang without any verbs or adjectives - just
nouns and case suffixes.

I've got a problem with this sentence: 'I-NOM give him-DAT the book-ACC'. In my
lang, I've got: 'The book is a gift from me to him'. I've got 'me' as agent in
the elative case ('from' - is that right?), and 'him' in the dative case ('to')
- but I've been thinking 'him' should be in dative and some other case meaning
'toward', too.



Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>