locative / ablative case

locative case

The locative case is added to nouns to mean "in", "at", or "on".

locative case
The locative case is formed by adding the suffix -இல்

Although the locative case can be translated into English using different words ("in", "at", "on") depending on the context, there is some commonality in each word's meaning. The commonality seems to be that the English words indicate a proximity to the location in reference.

The locative case, along with the dative case, is one of the most often used cases.

-இடம்

The case suffix -இடம் is affiliated with the locative case, but it takes on only a few specific meanings that are all different. Some meanings resemble the locative case, while sometimes it is used the way the dative case is. We will postpone it for later.

ablative case

The ablative case means "from".

ablative case
The ablative case is formed by adding the suffix -இலிருந்து

The exceptions to this are the words அவன்கு, இங்கு, and எங்கு:

word ablative case
அங்கு அங்கிருந்து
இங்கு இங்கிருந்து
எங்கு எங்கிருந்து

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