Let us consider the following examples (in the varieties we will deal with, genitive
Layer II markers are -ker-/-kr-/-k-), that show different genitives
of raklo 'boy' and rakli 'girl'.
2: "A species-group name, if a noun in the genitive
case formed directly from a modern personal name, is to be formed by adding to the stem of that name -i if the personal name is that of a man, -orum if of men or of man (men) and woman (women) together, -ae if of a woman, and -arum if of women; the stem of such a name is determined by the action of the original author when forming the genitive
Verbs of ruling, for example, take genitive
objects; verbs of fearing may appear with the ablative.
For example, OKTAHA is the genitive
form of the Russian word for "octane", and according to the US Geographic Names Information System is the name of a populated place in Oklahoma.
Conversely, and more importantly for this article, the specifier function is not always filled by determinatives; it can also be filled by embedded NPs, usually GENITIVE
Ergative markers of genitive
origin are common in ergative languages (e.
Subject and object genitives
in the mine-construction.
The eleven 'semantic' case forms of an Estonian nominal (illative, inessive, elative, allative, adessive, ablative, translative, terminative, essive, abessive and comitative) are all based on the corresponding genitives
, as illustrated in table 3.
3% of the explicitly marked genitives
during the period from the emergence of the genitive
until age 5.
Some language experts estimate that only 40 percent of the genitives
are strictly possessive.
for its grammar, but I fancy the Romans were more concerned with the genitals than the genitives
typically present given information, pronouns are a natural option: