Re: Viko Notes
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 26, 2002, 16:33|
On 25 Jun 02, at 16:36, Thomas R. Wier wrote:
> Yes. In the pronouns, a case system is still extant, although it
> behaves very differently from classical case systems like Latin or
> Greek, and is in a state of flux. It's still ungrammatical to say
> *"Me see that man" or *"He sees I", and therefore case is still a
> relevant notion in English.
On the other hand, a bunch of people say "Give it to Jim and I" and/or
"Him and me saw the car go past", so as soon as another word (even
another pronoun, in some cases) is joint subject or object along with a
pronoun, the pronoun may change case.
Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>