all possible cases ;-)
|From:||Martin Hinsch <martin@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 16, 2001, 22:20|
I recently subscribed to this list primarily in order to lurk, read and
learn ;-). However when I was browsing my old notes on language construction
I rediscovered an old attempt to build a "case-complete" language, i.e. a
language that completely lacks constructs like 'going TO THE MARKET' (lokativ)
or 'talking ABOUT SOMEBODY' and instead uses cases (sorry for the lack of
linguistic terminology, the tiny bit I know is limited to the german terms).
So the questions are:
Do you think this is possible?
Does anybody know the largest number of cases occuring in a natural language?
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Oekologische Station der Universitaet Wuerzburg