R: Re: R: Re: erg/abs; verbs.
|Date:||Friday, March 17, 2000, 17:42|
> >*Every* Indoeuropean language uses those endings:
> >Latin has NOM lupus ACC lupum
> >Greek has NOM kalòs ACC kalòn < *kalòm
> >Sanskrit the same and so on.
> Every? This one doesn't. ;)
Touché (is it right to write it so?)! But even English has couples as NOM
who ACC whom, and if you look at English's relatives, some of them
(Icelandic; German adjectives decline with pronominal endings, but I think a
descendent of ACC -m can be found in the ACC of male singoular adj., -n)
retain a case system based on the protoIE desinences.