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Ordering of case names [was Re: Structure of documents about your conlangs]

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 11, 2002, 7:49
Quoting Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>:

> On 9 Sep 02, at 6:23, Jan van Steenbergen wrote: > > > (as a matter of fact, I've never seen the verbs coming before the > > nouns). > > Mark Rosenfelder's Verdurian has verbs before nouns on his morphology > page. (He also has an unusual -- to me -- order of cases, with N G A D, > whereas I am used to N G D A from German and (Ancient) Greek.)
Really? When I learned German, the order was usually N A D G (which was both the listed order, and the order in which we learned their functions). In Phaleran, cases are always listed like the following, for full nouns: Ergative, Absolutive, Dative, Instrumental, Benefactive, Durative, Abessive. For pronouns, replace "Ergative, Absolutive," with "S, A, O," (naturally, to describe Phaleran's split-ergative morphology in pronouns.) ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637


Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>