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What is prolative case?

 

Definition
 

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

Examples (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.’
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    Source:

    Sebeok 1946 14

    Generic
      Prolative case is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Pei and Gaynor 1954 176–177

     

    Sebeok 1946 7, 14

     

    Merlan 1982 57–59, 79

     

    Andrews, A. 1985 92–93

     

    Gove 1966 1683


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