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CONLANG Digest - 29 Sep 2004 to 30 Sep 2004 (#2004-273)

From:John Chalmers <jhchalmers@...>
Date:Friday, October 1, 2004, 14:40
When I studied Latin and German in High School and college in the USA in
the late 50s and early 60s the order of the cases was given as Nom Gen
Dat Acc (Abl) (Voc)[for Latin, German lacks the last two]. Most British
texts I've seen use a Nom Acc Gen Dat order.
I find the first more natural, probably because I learnt it first and
possibly because
English noun and pronoun cases are given in Sub Poss (Obj) order, at
least in the USA. There's little point in listing the English objective
at all for nouns.