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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. ========================================================================= 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


Rodlox <rodlox@...>what is "Suffixaufnahme" ?