On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:37 AM, And Rosta <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > On 20 February 2018 at 13:52, Mike S. <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > > In English grammar, the merged accusative-dative case of certain pronouns > > is sometimes called the objective case. Does any apt term spring to mind > > for a case in a language that merged the dative and the genitive? > > > > Oblique. > > --And. > Thanks. That's the best choice I can think of. The problem with "oblique" is that I would like reserve terminology to contrast core and oblique arguments, and the use of "oblique" to refer to a core case would be confusing. I think I am stuck with "objective" for my third case. Random trivia: the word "obliquative" has an odd use in a grammar <https://books.google.com/books?id=0gWDAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122&dq=obliquative+-obliquation&source=bl&ots=UKAmg9mLV2&sig=fxGk44LBKZ3H7fFjTX1vJan6Zyw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjDoLK477zZAhVDvlMKHRtFBTEQ6AEIMjAC#v=onepage&q=obliquative%20-obliquation&f=false> of Navaho. Quote: *Obliquative*: a term used to describe a 3rd person pronominal form in Navaho, wherein the 3rd person subject is expressed as acting upon a 3rd person object, and both subject and object are represented in the same syllable yi-. Thus, yiyą́, *he* is eating *it*.