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Re: oblique

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 individually express. * 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 which is rightly listed on the Invaluable Conlang Links website: :) -- AA


David Barrow <davidab@...>