From: c stirling bartholomew (cc.constantine@worldnet.att.net)
Date: Sat Oct 27 2001 - 01:45:39 EDT


I read your post. All of it. One thing you said didn't quite register.

on 10/26/01 3:06 PM, Iver Larsen wrote:

> The genitive is a morphological case, but not a semantic case. It functions
> to bind two nominals together.

Could you elaborate on "but not a semantic case?" Are you saying that
constituents in the genitive case do not perform semantic functions?
Somehow, I don't think you would say that so what I am wondering is . . .

Thanks for a clear, well organized presentation on a complex topic. A model
of lucid thinking.



Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
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