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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 Egypt". ;)
> > 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 > helpful.
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. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier Dept. of Linguistics "Nihil magis praestandum est quam ne pecorum ritu University of Chicago sequamur antecedentium gregem, pergentes non qua 1010 E. 59th Street eundum est, sed qua itur." -- Seneca Chicago, IL 60637