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Cases and adpositions

From:Matthew Kehrt <matrix14@...>
Date:Friday, August 2, 2002, 12:18
Hey, all.
My lang, Evíendadhail currently has a huge number of cases, something
like 20-30.  It also has no adpositions.  The way the language currently
works, all things that would be adpositions in English or French (my L1
and L2) are simply cases.  To put it another way, the language makes no
distinction between the two.  The way one would say 'object A is on
object B' is not qualitatively different from the way one would mark the
subject of a sentence.

How unnatural is this?  Are there any natlangs that do not make this
distinction?  I am considering dropping most of the cases and replacing
them with prepositions.  Is this more 'natural'?  Comments would be
appreciated. ;-)



H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
JS Bangs <jaspax@...>