|From:||Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 18, 2003, 21:42|
Emaelivpaer Florian Rivoal:
> what is the oblique case?
From the SIL linguistic glossary:
An oblique object is a grammatical relation proposed for a noun phrase
clause constituent with the following characteristics:
* Its nature and behavior are more readily describable in semantic
terms than syntactic.
* It is likely to be the most constrained in the semantic roles it may
* It is likely to be marked by an adposition or case affix.
* It is not likely to be a target of syntactic rules, such as
o agreement with the verb, or
o strategies of relativization.
English prepositional phrases, as clause constituents, can be considered
oblique objects. "She was bitten by a spider."
© 1999 SIL International
Probably not as clear as Joe's answer, but if you also want a more
techincal answer, there ya go. If you want to look up more terms on your
own, check out
http://www.sil.org/linguistics/GlossaryOfLinguisticTerms/Index.htm which is
rightly listed on the Invaluable Conlang Links website: