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Notice that one case morpheme attached at the end suffices to mark the entire Noun phrase; that is, we do not have to attach an ergative marker to each of the words of the Noun phrase in (1a), nor do we have to add more than one dative marker in (1b).
However, (14c) is not grammatical, the reason being that the partitive marker is attached to the subject of the transitive verb, whose case is ergative.
In both cases, the distinction involves the addition of a morpheme: ga in the case of animates, ta in the case of inanimate phrases lacking a singular determiner.
www.ehu.es /grammar/gram3.htm   (3626 words)

 Partitive case - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note: partitive case has to be distinguished from partitive meaning which refers to the selection of a part or quantity out of a group or amount, see Partitive.
The partitive case is a grammatical case which denotes "partialness", "without result", or "without specific identity".
In the Finnish language, this case is often used to express unknown identities and irresultative actions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Partitive_case   (507 words)

 Genitive case - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In grammar, the genitive case or possessive case (also called the second case) is the case that marks a noun as being the possessor of another noun.
In some languages, nouns in the genitive case also agree in case with the nouns they modify (that is, it is marked for two cases).
In the case of constellations, it is useful to know the genitive of the constellation's Latin name, since this is used to make the Bayer designation of stars in that constellation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Genitive_case   (1278 words)

 Finnish_language information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
In some cases, stress is so weak that the highest points of volume, pitch and other indicators of "articulation intensity" are not on the first syllable, although native speakers recognize the first syllable as a stressed syllable.
Nouns may be suffixed with the markers for the aforementioned accusative case and partitive case, the genitive case, eight different locatives, and a few other cases.
It is still the case today that about 6% of Finnish nationals, the Swedish-speaking Finns, have Swedish as their mother tongue.
www.school-explorer.com /Finnish   (5857 words)

 What is partitive case?
Partitive case is a case that expresses the partial nature of the referent of the noun it marks, as opposed to expressing the whole unit or class of which the referent is a part.
The term partitive case is used especially in studies of Finno-Ugric grammar.
This page is an extract from the LinguaLinks Library, Version 5.0 published on CD-ROM by SIL International, 2003.
www.sil.org /linguistics/GlossaryOfLinguisticTerms/WhatIsPartitiveCase.htm   (124 words)

 Estonian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The direct object of the verb appears either in the accusative (for total objects) or in the partitive (for partial objects).
The case accusative looks exactly Like the genitive.
Genitive vs. partitive case opposition of object used with transitive verbs creates a telic-atelic contrast, just as in Finnish.
estonian-language.iqnaut.net   (655 words)

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