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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-ø ev-i Ahmed-e goster-di man-Nom house-Acc Ahmed-Dat show-past 'the man showed the house to Ahmed' Ev-in rengi-ø mavidir house-Gen colour-Nom blue 'the house's colour is blue' Adam-ø 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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- Winter '09
- indirect object, Grammatical case, Accusative case, Nominative case