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Unformatted text preview: -ga subject Accusative-o direct object Dative-ni (to) recipient Genitive-no (s) possessor Locative-de (at, in) place, loc Ablative-kara (from) source Jon-ga Mary-ni hon-o ageta. John-nom Mary-dat book-acc gave John gave a book to Mary. Turkish Adam- ev-i Ahmed-e goster-di man-Nom house-Acc Ahmed-Dat show-past 'the man showed the house to Ahmed' Ev-in rengi- mavidir house-Gen colour-Nom blue 'the house's colour is blue' Adam- ev-den cikti man-Nom house-Abl went 'the man went from the house' English case on nouns not visible word order (SVO) provides information on syntactic function case is reflected morphologically in pronouns He saw me. He came. I saw him . Nom Acc Gen 1sg I me my 2s you you your 3s.m he him his 3s.f she her her 1p we us our 2p you you your 3p they them their...
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This document was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course LALS 2005 at Carleton CA.
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