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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 wrote: > [snip] > > 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. > > > -- > Ray > ================================== > > ================================== > Entia non sunt multiplicanda > praeter necessitudinem. >
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


R A Brown <ray@...>