Re: looking for a language term
|Date:||Friday, March 25, 2005, 15:04|
--- In email@example.com, Tim May <butsuri@M...> wrote:
>Zero anaphora. (At least, I think that's what you mean.)
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.