Compound cases, or case-marked prepositions (was Re: Old Nindic to Classical Modern Nindic)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 4, 2004, 16:06|
On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 05:36:13 -0500,
"Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...> wrote:
> From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rg?= Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
> > This system was inspired by Northeast Caucasian
> > languages which do similar tricks, only with postpositions
> > (which are considered case endings by some, resulting in enormous
> > case counts).
> But Suffixaufnahme* is not the reason that NEC languages are said
> to have huge case inventories. See my other post about the test
> for distinguishing a case from a postposition.
Did I say that??? With "this system", I referred to the way
prepositions are case-marked in Old Albic. That I combine this
kind of marking with Suffixaufnahme is another matter. I know
for sure that Suffixaufnahme and bimorphemic local case markers
as in NEC are two entirely different things. (Do NEC languages
have Suffixaufnahme at all?) I am also aware of my case-marked
prepositions being different from NEC compound local cases;
they are only *inspired* by the latter in some way.