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Re: Language Change

From:Irina Rempt <ira@...>
Date:Thursday, January 6, 2000, 18:27
On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Patrick Dunn wrote:

> I was unaware that languages could gain cases; I was always under > the impression that languages tended to simplify, but now I see > that "simple" is subjective, isn't it? Hmm.
Valdyan will probably gain some (more) cases again in the future: prepositions have already become postpositions, postpositions are attaching themselves to words as suffixes, the next step is that the suffix is no longer recognized as a separate entity though the meaning remains - voila! a case ending. Irina -- Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself) - (Valdyas) (home)