I wrote: >Then we >really ought to have temporal cases: > >He walks before the wall (came into being). >He walks while the wall (is in existence). >He walks after the wall (was destroyed). Hm, not being quite so tired as when I wrote this, I'm now awake enough to ask whether there's any natlang with any sort of "temporal cases"? It might be just me doing to much relativity right now, but temporal relationships don't seem too unlike spatial ones (which of course are frequently expressed by case). Andreas _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.