Re: English has 4 cases, not 3!
|From:||Joe Hill <joe@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 25, 2001, 18:20|
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From: "jogloran" <exponent@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2001 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: English has 4 cases, not 3!
> Joe Hill <joe@W...> wrote:
> Accusative - Pronouns- 'Me'
> Nominative - Pronouns- 'I'
> Genitive - 'House's'
> Allative - 'Homewards'
> It may be old news, but I found it interesting.
> Hmm, English doesn't really have cases; the accusative marking in
> pronouns is just a part of the old declension system that refused to
> fall off.
> If you consider English suffixes like -wards as case suffixes, I'm
> sure there are many other such examples, but I can't think of any,
> as ... uh ... it's yes! it's the night after Christmas day and I
> can't think properly. That will do.
As in Non-English European.