Kloiten wrote:Then it's not Arabic.
Anyway, is everyone still okay with the genitive case staying the prepositional case? In all honesty, I'm still for the 20+ case system.
But that's impractical.
Talib wrote:I don't really know what feature of Arabic that could be. I think Mayatec was referring to how genitives can be formed in Arabic and other Semitic languages by juxtaposition, eg. bayt aṭ̣-ṭālib or house DEF.student means "the student's house." See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idafa#Geni ... C4.81fa.29
Yeah I know. Do you mean that he was referring to the genitive used with prepositions? Arabic certainly had no prepositional case.Aeetlrcreejl wrote:Classical Arabic had a three-way case system, though, with -u as nom. sing, -i as gen. sing (and also used with prepositions), and -a for acc. sing.
Dan_ad_nauseam wrote:Kloiten wrote:. . . .
Anyway, is everyone still okay with the genitive case staying the prepositional case? . . .
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If we're trying to do this organically, let's see what sticks.
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