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Re: Name that case

From:Douglas Koller <laokou@...>
Date:Sunday, November 11, 2007, 22:12
From: Gregory Gadow <techbear@...>

> Take a look at these two sentences:
> A) I gave the book TO YOU. > B) I received the book FROM YOU.
> In sentence A, "to you" would take the dative case. In sentence B, "from > you" would take a different case (I know there is a proper name, but I > can't remember what it is.)
> The conlang I am working on uses the same case in both sentences, > basically "the second party involved in an act of transferral, neither > the agent nor patient of the verb." Is there a proper name for this > case?
Dunno, but this is hardly virgin territory, as Mark notes. I can't speak to "receive" (though I'm thinking "instrumental"), but when it comes to "steal," G


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>