case etc.

Scott DeLancey delancey at DARKWING.UOREGON.EDU
Fri Oct 23 20:21:23 UTC 1998

On Fri, 23 Oct 1998, Elena Maslova wrote:

> 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.

Given that datives often develop from accusatives, one has to
ask whether there is clear evidence to show that the form in
question didn't (or did) pass through a dative stage on its
way to accusative.

Scott DeLancey	
Department of Linguistics
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403, USA

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