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Day: March 23, 2016

Has emergence of case system ever been observed?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Other Languages

Though it doesn’t look like Indo-European case,  serial verb constructions have ended up turning into case markers. An instance is Chinese ba, which is primarily the verb “take”, but which has started to act like an accusative marker: “I take spear look” > “I ACC spear look”, I pick up the spear to look at […]

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