case etc.

Elena Maslova Lena at LH.BICOS.DE
Fri Oct 23 20:54:48 UTC 1998

At 08:49 10/23/98 -0700, Scott DeLancey wrote:

> It looks like accusatives mostly originate from datives, though
> it would be dandy to have more empirical work on that

There is a clear example of Locative-to-Accusative in Kolyma
Yukaghir (which is still locative in Tundra Yukaghir) and a
(diachronically) misterious relation between Accusative, Focus
and Instrumental in both languages.
Elena Maslova
University of Bielefeld
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