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Re: Noun case?

From:Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>
Date:Monday, October 27, 2003, 0:21
In a message dated 10/7/2003 10:17:51 PM Eastern Standard Time,
faceloran@JUNO.COM writes:

>Nominal cases would indicate that the noun is referring to a nominalized >verb, whereas verbal cases would refer to normal verbs.
I had a similar plan for my conlang. There would be three "exterior" cases (nominative, dative, accusative) to show the relationship of nouns to the verb, and three "interior" cases to show the relationships within an NP, including one derived from a verb. The "interior" counterpart of the nominative was the genitive, and the interior counterpart of accusrtive was to be called "objective." I have'nt come up with a good name for the "interior dative." E.g., you'd have John-nominative gave Mary-dative a present-accusative and I was surprised by John's-genitive giving Mary-interior.dative a present-objective. Objective and interior dative would also be used for the objects of adpositions. Doug