In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Just to clarify what the cases mean - dative means Bellesiles is the indirect object; and the ablative, among other things, it's used with the preposition ‘with’ (I wrote the book with Bellesiles).
- Classical Mongolian had seven cases: nominative, accusative, dative, genitive, ablative, instrumental, and comitative.
- Mention one example each of verbs followed by the nominative, the accusative, the genitive, the dative, the ablative.
- The nominal system distinguishes five cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, and ablative.
1(form/ending) de ablativo
- My Mongolian had got as far as the ablative case and the important greeting noxhoi-khoi, ‘hold the dog’.
- ‘De minimis’ is a construction called the ablative plural, you don't use the ending ‘us’ after the preposition ‘de’.
- And what on earth is ‘motu’ - ablative form of ‘motus’, but there is no fourth-declension ‘motus’ in Lewis and Short.
- Indeed, the nominal part of this prepositional phrase is not in the nominative case; sub governs the ablative case.
- Of the six Indo-European cases capable of being governed by adpositions, the ablative and genitive singular were not distinguished outside of o-stems.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.