On Sun, Jan 19, 2003 at 11:43:54PM -0500, Robert B Wilson wrote: [snip] > I(b) went store(c) > 'I went to the store' > > he(a) went I(b) store(c) > 'he took me to the store' > > I(a) gave he(b) book(c) > 'I gave him the book' > > what would you call that? [snip] Interesting. From the examples you gave above, I'd guess that (a) is a bit like a causative case, (c) seems like a regular object (accusative) case. (b) is a bit of an oddball, it behaves like a patient case when (a) is present, and like an absolutive(?) when (a) is absent. T -- What do you mean the Internet isn't filled with subliminal messages? What about all those buttons marked "submit"??