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Re: Name that case

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Monday, November 12, 2007, 8:04
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. -- Ray ================================== ================================== Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitudinem.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>