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mail again + eestaak cases

From:bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>
Date:Monday, December 30, 2002, 15:20
forgot to mention i was going nomail for the last
week. anyway i'm back now, so there

a brief outline of the case system for eestaak :

eestaak has six primary cases : nominative,
accusative, locative, dative, privative ( or exessive
), ablative

in addition to these there are compound cases of
various sorts. these can be analysed as secondary case
formations with prepositional infixes. quite how many
there will be i'm not sure at the moment. examples are
on ( german an ), upon ( german auf ), in, of, for,
when, because of . . .

the language makes heavy use of participles, and many
clause types are rendered with these secondary cases

here's an example of declension :

eestaak ( stem gedtarak )
sing.       plur.
iistaakka   iistarahagga
eestaak     iistaagga
eestarahad  iistaahhad
iistaadda   iistarahadda
eestarahak  iistahhak
iistaakka   iistarahakka

i'll post more when i have a spare moment,


bnathyuw | landan | arR
stamp the sunshine out | angelfish
your tears came like anaesthesia | phèdre

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