H.S. Teoh wrote: >An interesting thought occurred to me today. I've noticed that in >languages that mark number on the verb, the number agrees with the number >of the subject/agent. But has anyone thought about marking the number of >the *object* on the verb instead? How possible is it to have the verb >agree with the subject on person, but agree with the *object* on number? Well, my Wirthans' (I hate this ASCII transliteration; s-cedilla is much nicer than s') has verbs agree with the essive noun if possible, since the originative can be used as an ablative as well as a sort of subject. Of course, the essive can be a destination as well as the recipient of the action, but the genitive is also used according to strange and mysterious Circumstances, so it's less likely that there will be that sort of trouble. Anyway, they don't much care if they say "To the store I goes". ~Wright  Will someone please tell me if this is the right word for a "to" case?  This isn't the right word, I think. Ablative is "from the direction of", and I want "starting at this point".