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What is allative case?

 

Definition
 

Allative case is a case that expresses motion to or toward the referent of the noun it marks.

Discussion
 

The term allative case has been used in studies of Finnish and Eskimo. Its synonym additive case has been used especially in studies of Basque.

Generic
  Allative case is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 6, 9, 216

 

Lyons 1968 299

 

Crystal 1985 12–13

 

Gove 1966 55, 2359


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