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Frank George Valoczy wrote:

>> What is "lative"?  And what case is the direct object in?
>
>Lative is the opposite of locative; locative indicates position in
>Eastern Khanty, while Lative indicates motion towards without a
>postposition.

Why do you call it "lative" rather than "allative" - or "dative", for
that matter?

>The direct object is in the nominative, and verbs are like in Hungarian,
>no distinction is made btw. transitive and intransitive.

I don't understand what you mean here...

Matt.

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