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
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