2d case system
|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 20, 2003, 15:45|
I've had an idea for a very complex case system, with two axes. The first
axis consists of gramatical role, comprising Agent, Subject, Patient,
Dative, and various cases indicating location or motion. The second axis
indicates relations of ownership, and consists of Simple (no ownership
relation is specified), Genitive (specifies the owner of something),
Possesional (indicates the thing owned) and Intermediate Possesive (denotes
something that is owned by something and in turn owns something else).
Here's a gloss of a sentance showing this case system at work
My wife's brother inherits his father's spear.
AG AIP AP PG PIP PP
Does anyone know of any language which has a similar system?