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What is inessive case?

 

Definition
 

Inessive case is a case that expresses a location within the referent of the noun it marks.

Discussion
 

The term inessive case is used especially in Finnish grammatical studies.

Example (Finnish)
 
  • talo -ssa
    house -in(INESSIVE)
    ‘in the house’
    Source:

    Lyons 1968 299

  • Generic
      Inessive case is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Lyons 1968 299

     

    Gove 1966 1156

     

    Crystal 1985 156


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