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Prolative Case

Prolative Case

Prolative case is a case that expresses motion along or by the referent of the noun it marks.

(Finnish)

In the following examples, the suffix expresses prolative case:-tse

  • Laiva kulki englannin sivuitse ‘The boat went by the coast of England.’
  • Isani aina matkusti maitse ‘My father always travelled by land.’
Page/s: 7, 14
Source: Sebeok 1946

Sebeok, Thomas A. 1946.Finnish and Hungarian case systems: Their form and function. Acta Instituti Hungarici Universitatis Holmiensis Series B. Linguistica 3. Stockholm: [n.p.]. 9683101704.

Page/s: 176–177
Source: Pei and Gaynor 1954

Pei, Mario A., and Frank Gaynor. 1954.A dictionary of linguistics. New York: Philosophical Library.

Page/s: 57–59, 79
Source: Merlan 1982

Merlan, Francesca. 1982.Mangarayi. Lingua Descriptive Series 4. Amsterdam: North Holland . 9683101704.

Page/s: 1683
Source: Gove 1966

Gove, Philip B. (editor). 1966.Webster's third new international dictionary of the English language. Unabridged, with seven language dictionary. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Page/s: 92–93
Source: Andrews, A. 1985

Andrews, Avery. 1985. "The major functions of the noun phrase." In Shopen 1985b

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