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,
>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
I was surprised by John's-genitive giving Mary-interior.dative a
Objective and interior dative would also be used for the objects of