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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. Greetings, Jörg.