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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