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Re: What defines the case name?

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Thursday, December 20, 2001, 20:58
Quoting Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>:

> So, IMO one can safely call "dative" any case that shares some main > roles of cases called "datives" in a few well-known languages.
Indeed, Georgian's "dative" case does take a typical dative function in the aorist as the indirect object, while at the same time, the "nominative" marks the direct object. (Georgian is weird no matter what way you try to describe it.) ===================================================================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <> "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n / Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..." University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers