Melville and cases
|From:||Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 10, 2000, 17:33|
Well, now, if this isn't interesting I don't know what is . . .
I was just reading Moby Dick (and enjoying it immensely) when I noticed
something about Queequeg's dialect of English: He marks the accusative
case almost invariably with "him".
E.g. in chapter 66, Queequeg says, "Queequeg no care what god made him
shark." I could see how this could become a case marker: shark (nom.)
Just struck a chord since we were so recently talking about how case could
reappear on English nouns.