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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. Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>


Marcus Smith <smithma@...>Case mismatches (was: Re: Viko Notes)
Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>case systems [was Viko Notes]