Re: Name that case
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 12, 2007, 15:45|
You are (as usual) correct. I was thinking of the dative of
separation, but that goes with verbs that have *merged* with ab-,
rather than instances of the actual preposition.
On 11/12/07, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
> Mark J. Reed wrote:
> > Well, there are languages that use the dative this way; despite the
> > name, the Latin preposition "ab" sometimes governs the dative.
> Oh? Could you give examples, please?
> I'm not aware of _any_ preposition governing the dative case. I've just
> made a check on _a(b)_ and I can find no examples of any use except with
> the ablative.
> I do not, of course, count those many examples where the dative &
> ablative cases coincide in form: always in the plural and always in the
> 2nd declension singular; also in some 3rd declension singular singulars
> and in the 4th declension where the Classical language couldn't decide
> whether the dative ending was -u, or -ui.
> Entia non sunt multiplicanda
> praeter necessitudinem.