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 --- Jan van Steenbergen <[log in to unmask]>
wrote: >  --- Tom Wier wrote:
>
> > Quoting Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>:
> >
> > > Mark Rosenfelder's Verdurian has verbs before
> nouns on his morphology
> > > page. (He also has an unusual -- to me -- order
> of cases, with N G A D,
> > > whereas I am used to N G D A from German and
> (Ancient) Greek.)
> >
> > Really? When I learned German, the order was
> usually N A D G
> > (which was both the listed order, and the order in
> which we
> > learned their functions). In Phaleran, cases are
> always listed
> > like the following, for full nouns: Ergative,
> Absolutive, Dative,
> > Instrumental, Benefactive, Durative, Abessive.
> For pronouns,
> > replace "Ergative, Absolutive," with "S, A, O,"
> (naturally, to
> > describe Phaleran's split-ergative morphology in
> pronouns.)
>
> Is this an order you made up yourself, or is it
> based on an existing language?
> Are there any "fixed" orders, for example in
> Finnish?
>

sanskrit has a 'fixed' order, insofar as the
traditional names for the cases are 'first' 'second'
'third' . . . 'seventh' ( plus the vocative which
wasn't considered a true case )

you could change the order but it would be a tid
confusing !

bn

=====
bnathyuw | landan | arR
stamp the sunshine out | angelfish
your tears came like anaesthesia | phèdre

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