Case Property ( Concept )

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Direct SubConcepts:

AbessiveCase  AblativeCase  AbsolutiveCase  AccusativeCase  AdessiveCase  AllativeCase  AversiveCase  BenefactiveCase  ComitativeCase  ContablativeCase  ContallativeCase  ConterminativeCase  ContlativeCase  DativeCase  DelativeCase  ElativeCase  ErgativeCase  EssiveCase  GenitiveCase  IllativeCase  InablativeCase  InallativeCase  InessiveCase  InstrumentalCase  InterablativeCase  InterallativeCase  InteressiveCase  InterlativeCase  InterminativeCase  InterterminativeCase  IntertranslativeCase  IntranslativeCase  LativeCase  LocativeCase  MalefactiveCase  NominativeCase  ObliqueCase  PartitiveCase  PerlativeCase  PossessedCase  SubablativeCase  SuballativeCase  SubessiveCase  SublativeCase  SubterminativeCase  SubtranslativeCase  SuperablativeCase  SuperallativeCase  SuperessiveCase  SuperlativeCase  SuperterminativeCase  SupertranslativeCase  TerminativeCase  TranslativeCase  VocativeCase  


CaseProperty is the class of properties that concerns the grammatical encoding of a noun's relationship (syntactic or semantic) to some other element in the sentence, such as a verb, noun, pronoun, or adposition [Pei and Gaynor 1954: 35; Crystal 1980: 53-54; Anderson 1985: 179-180; Andrews 1985: 7172; Kuno 1973: 45; Blake 2001].

See Also:
Surrey Morphology Group - Case

Usage Notes



User Submitted Issues
Status: Approved add PertinentiveCase - Christian Chiarcos
2011-02-15 20:30:01

Pertinentive Case is postulated for the description of Etruscan where it had two closely connected functions, namely, indirect object and beneficiary, when used in conjunction with a transitive verb such as *muluvanice* 'gave (as a gift)':

mini aranth ramuthasi vestiricinala muluvanice
I.ACC Aranth.NOM Ramutha.PERT Vestiricinai.PERT gave.PAST.ACTIVE
'Aranth gave me to/for Ramutha Vestiricinai.'

The original function of the pertinative may have been to express the locative of the genitive:

"in the (workshop) of Serturie" (ascribed on a ceramic)

Wallace, Rex E. (2008), Zikh Rasna. A Manual of the Etruscan Language and Inscriptions. Beech Stave Press. Ann Arbor, New York, p.97-99.

Status: Approved Properties listed under case property don't have line break
2011-02-17 14:48:26

Properties too long, need to have a line break

Status: Approved add AesthetiveCase - Christian Chiarcos
2011-07-28 16:20:43

"Aesthetive case" refers to a special form of subjects of transitive accidental event verbs that is formally identical to the dative/locative marker. Aesthetic subject marking is characteristic for West Tibetan dialects, but only rarely found in Lhasa Tibetan. (Zeisler 2004)

From a practical point of view this category is relevant because the only syntactically annotated corpus of Tibetan makes use of this category. (

Zeisler, Bettina (2004), Relative Tense and Aspectual Values in Tibetan Languages. A Comparative Study. Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 150, Mouton de Gruyter