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Re: What case is the inverse of the dative?

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Sunday, October 5, 2008, 17:15
On Oct 4, 2008, at 12:21 PM, Gregory Gadow wrote:

> In the sentence, "Sally gave the book TO JOHN", "to John" would use > the > dative case as it marks the recipient. I want a case that marks the > giver, > as in "John got the book FROM SALLY." > > I have been looking for a long time, and have not found a natlang > with such > a case. If I were to create one, what would be equivalent to the Latin > phrase "the case appropriate for giving", "casus dativus"? I am > thinking > "casus accivus", which would make this the accive case.
What is _accivus_? Also, when starting a thread, please send a message to rather than replying to an existing thread. It makes it easier for people to separate threads.