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
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