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Possessives (was: Re: EAK nouns)

From:T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 0:37
Andreas Johansson wrote:

> _Jesu_ and _Kristi_ are alive as gentives of _Jesus_, _Kristus_ also in Swedish, > tho the nativized _Jesus'_ and _Kristus'_ are no doubt more common, at least in > speech. I've seen _Petri_ as genitive of _Petrus_ (= the apostle Peter) in a few > more-or-less contemporary texts, but otherwise Latinizing gentives seem to be > dead here.
In general, is Swedish more like English or German with cases? In particular, how is the genitive normally formed? (I think it's just a suffix -s, but is it like English's 's, or a proper inflexion? Does the possessor go before the possessed noun or after? Is there a construction like English "of"/German "von"?) -- Tristan.


Benct Philip Jonsson <conlang@...>Possessives