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Case Name

From:Dan Jones <yl-ruil@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 4, 2000, 14:36
A quick question of technical terminology:

In Romanian, the Latin case system has collapsed to just two cases, the
nominative-accusative and the dative-genitive. What are these actually
called, rather than a clumsy juxtaposition of two names? If there isn't an
actual current technical term, can anyone think of one, because Carashan
uses the same system (broadly speaking)? I did think about normal and
oblique, but to call a noun "normal" seems odd to me.

Your help appreciated.


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