Like Tigre and Tigrinya, MSA languages do not preserve case inflection in either nouns or demonstrative pronouns.
It is not clear whether OSA generally preserved case inflection. (37) The following paradigm is based on Sabaic.
In general, Phoenician seems to have lost its case inflection at the beginning of the first millennium B.C.E., although vestiges are still found, for example, before pronominal suffixes, which distinguish a nom./acc.
Interesting for the present discussion are those languages that preserve case inflection, either fully or in part.
(101) The case inflection in ES relative and Arabic possessive pronouns should be considered original, since the similarities between these two branches are too great to be coincidental, at least in the singular and dual.