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Re: Ethic(al) dative (was: Polysynthetic Languages)

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Sunday, September 28, 2003, 10:21
--- Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> wrote:

> It is also found in ancient Greek with > pronouns; so I guess this use was > even more ancient in mediterranean IE langs > than the surviving examples in > written Latin. > > I learnt the term as "ethic dative" way back in > the late 1950s. I note > books I have seem to very between "ethical" and > "ethic" when describing > this use of the dative.
What does it dó, though? What does it have to do with ethics, if anything? Anyone know if Sanskrit or Avestan have it? Any other old IE languages? Padraic. ===== - Per y celles ke 'n al noef chluys feronte y vruxt la mezer; a Ddon et Dde lor gouertus, renothe y nusteor pheticièn - A Ddon ten mezer! -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .