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What is inessive case?



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


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

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

    Lyons 1968 299

  • Generic
      Inessive case is a kind of

    Lyons 1968 299


    Gove 1966 1156


    Crystal 1985 156

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