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Russian does something similar with the instrumental case, but IIRC it's a
choice between instrumental and nominative, with a nuance between the two.

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On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 10:28 AM, Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I just found out that Polish uses the instrumental case for predicate nouns
> (what we call "predicate nominatives" in English, but that obviously
> doesn't apply here!).  I'm a big fan of case systems - all my conlangs have
> several - and it never occurred to me to do something like that in an
> otherwise accusative language.
>
> What other cases get used for that role in natlangs? What case mappings
> have surprised you?
>
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> Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>
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