Re: Old Nindic to Classical Modern Nindic
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 4, 2004, 10:36|
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rg?= Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
> This system was inspired by Northeast Caucasian
> languages which do similar tricks, only with postpositions
> (which are considered case endings by some, resulting in enormous
> case counts).
But Suffixaufnahme* is not the reason that NEC languages are said
to have huge case inventories. See my other post about the test
for distinguishing a case from a postposition.
*N.B. that in English it is usually borrowed with German capitalization
and, if possible, is italicized to show its foreignness.
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