Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: >I notice that (similar to the way it is in Indo-European), neuters, i.e. >inanimate nouns, have morphologically identical nominatives and >accusatives. Is this a trace of a former active system (as some >linguists assume for Proto-Indo-European)? > (snip very useful and informative text, which I'll save for future reference. Thanks) Alas, Kash has developed without benefit of a clear proto-language (shame on me, since that's what I really enjoy doing). At the moment I'm just starting that work, and it's tricky going backwards..... I was familiar with the Lehmann's theory, and may well have had it in the back of my mind.