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Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>Not really. If you are interested into defining the semantic *core* cases,
>the
>basic distinctions that are found cross-linguistically, then you cannot
>separate instrumental and agent for the simple reason that when they can
>never
>appear *both* as core cases (when both appear, at least one is always
>oblique),

What definition of an "oblique case" are you using here? The one I learnt is
a "non-nominative case", which admittedly appears pretty pointless.

                                                    Andreas

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