Re: ? case names
|From:||David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 7, 2005, 20:15|
I am looking for names for the two oblique cases in Senyecan. I am
tentatively using "genitive" and "accusative" but those are too
limiting. The "genitive" case is used primarily to denote no change
in position. I used to call it the "stative" case, but then went
back to "genitive." The "accusative" case is used primarily to
indicate change in position. I used to call it the "motive" case,
but again wasn't satisfied with that. I'd appreciate any
suggestions, active or invented.
Well, the tradition for most motion cases is to uses a Latin prefix
indicating direction, and then to use either "essive" (for stationary)
or "lative" (for motive). Since you don't have a particular direction
in mind, the logical names would be just plain old "Essive" and
"Lative". Note, though, that the term "essive" is often used for
cases such as:
She is as good *as him*.
In a language that had a specifically marked case like this (Finnish?
Mari?), the "as him" would be "he" in the essive case.