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lots of cases RE: Aesthetics

Date:Monday, October 29, 2007, 1:33
> [] On Behalf Of Jorg Rhiemeier
> ... These languages have what > I call "case construction kits": there is a series of morphemes > meaning 'on', 'in', 'under', etc., which combine with other > morphemes meaning 'from', 'to', etc., yielding dozens of cases.
... Sasxsek isn't inflected, but theoretically has no limit to the number of "cases" that can be expressed. Prepositions can be compounded to form others, and if that isn't enough, the "-u" suffix can be applied to a lexical morpheme to derive a preposition. Basic forms are: e = (nominative*) a = (accusative*) fu = to, towards (allative, also used for dative) tu = at, in, by (locative) mu = (away) from (ablative) ju = with, using (instrumental) su = through, via (prolative) yu = of (genitive/possessive) o = (vocative) * omitted when used in the normal SVO word order. Compounded: futu = until, up to; as far as mutu = since Derivatives: hin = interior hinu = in tuhinu = inside of fuhinu = into muhinu = from inside of gol = goal, target, intention golu = for (the purpose of) tem = theme, topic, subject temu = about, concerning ------------------------------ deinx nxtxr / Dana Nutter LI SASXSEK LATIS.