"John L. Leland" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: <<<<< Actually I call my prepositions relationals, since that is the term used in English-language discussions of Japanese (which Rihana-ye was trying to imitate originally though It has grown away from it.) . I used the term prepositions simply because it is the term commonly used by non-specialists for words of that function regardless of position. I recognize of course that it is inaccurate. John Leland <<<< Are you talking about adpositions? µ.