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Illative Case

Illative Case

Illative case is a case that expresses motion into or direction toward the referent of the noun it marks.

The term illative case is used especially in studies of Finno-Ugric grammar.

(Finnish)

  • talo-on ‘into the house’
Page/s: 299
Source: Lyons 1968

Lyons, John. 1968.Introduction to theoretical linguistics. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.

Page/s: 152
Source: Crystal 1985

Crystal, David. 1985.A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics. 2nd edition. New York: Basil Blackwell.

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