Re: Case problem in Nekiloti
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 13, 2002, 0:33|
Quoting JS Bangs <jaspax@...>:
> Joel sikyal:
> > A Nekiloti noun can exist in pure nomitive form. (being a subject) or
> > accusative form or a mixture of one of those and a special form called
> > "effective". Accufective and Nomifective.
> Spelling: you mean "nominative." "Nomitive" is not a word in English.
It isn't? It looks fairly transparently to me to mean "of or
related to laws and traditions", or perhaps "of or relating
to people inhabiting administrative districts in ancient
> > E.g.. Cat gives hairball to mouse.
> > Irk savoni eactus miacot vi.
> > Gives cat hairball mouse to.
> > Verb nomifective accusative accusative to case participle.
> Aside from the nomifective/accufective thing, which you never explain,
> this seems like a straightforward nom-acc system, in which postpositions
> govern the accusative. Some more examples of the effective cases would be
Indeed, though these terms are just labels, I see no reason for
gratuitously giving unheard of names to grammatical constructs
when similar constructs occur in other languages. More examples
would definitely be welcome.
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