Re: Language Change
|From:||Markus Miekk-oja <torpet@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 6, 2000, 20:02|
> Proto-Indo-European's cases are thought by many to have evolved from
> postpositions. If English re-evolved cases, they would no doubt come
> from our prepositions, and would appear as prefixes.
Is it probable that adjective case agreement would appear at the same time,
or does that come afterwards?
I know that (some of) the baltic sea Finno-Ugric languages (Finnish, for
instance) do have agreement, though those in Siberia generally don't. I'm
not sure though if this actually is proof for such a statement.
-- M i e k k o