ablative case

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Synonyms for ablative case

the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb


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How could this help us explain the Lezgian use of ablative case to mark the Agent as performing an act involuntarily, repeated in (14)?
In the Finnic languages, for instance, there are examples of the merger between a lative and locative case, namely the allative and adessive in Karelian (Kettunen 1960 : 17), whereas the geographically adjacent Veps has examples of a merger of a locative and ablative case, namely the inessive and elative.
Example 3.5: Demonstrating Ablative case (apAdAn kAraka -from and panchami vibhakti)
It fails to account for the fact that the ablative has been generalized in Swedish Para-Romani, as observed by Bakker (1995: 137), since pronouns in ablative case never occur in subject position in Indo-Aryan languages (Zoller, p.c.).
In this example the modal ablative case (M.ABL) marks the clause as having past tense (in conjunction with the tense marking on the verb), and is attached to all nonsubject constituents of the clause.
Harmut Scharfe argues that physicians used "esoteric synonyms" to make their terminology difficult to understand by patients, and in the second part of his paper points to an unusual use of the ablative case in the "Kashmirian Recension" of the Caraka-Samhita which, he suggests, might help in localizing the text.