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Re: looking for a language term

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Friday, March 25, 2005, 15:04
--- In, Tim May <butsuri@M...> wrote:

>Zero anaphora. (At least, I think that's what you mean.)
>See here: >
aphora.htm In message #129495 I asked for some help in naming the two oblique cases in Senyecan. My thanks to those who made some suggestions. Unfortunately, they wouldn't work. I went to the site given above and got some help. One case expresses motion (any kind of motion, specificity determined by the postposition), the other lack of motion [notice my zero anaphora? :-)]. With all those "-lative" cases in Finno-ugric, each one specifying a different kind of motion, I thought "lative" would be the right name. Then I learned that "lative" has its own specificity. The same with "essive." For a while I was hung up on the -ive ending for naming cases until I remembered -al. Thus I am naming the two oblique cases "motional" and "stational." Neither word occurs in the above site nor are they in the AHD. For a while I toyed with "positional" but that doesn't quite capture the function of the case. It doesn't denote merely poistion, but the lack of motion. I thought "stational" sounded better than "staionarial"! Again my thanks to all who helped me. Charlie