Instrumental Case ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/InstrumentalCase


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Case Property
                              |_ Instrumental Case


Definition:

InstrumentalCase indicates that the referent of the noun it marks is the means of the accomplishment of the action expressed by the clause [Crystal 1980, 187; Hartmann and Stork 1972, 114].



Language Code: lmw Lake Miwok has ten case enclitics, illustrated in the examples. The instrumental indicates 'by means of' or 'with'.
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ṭumáj=tu
stick=INS
(I hit him) with a stick.

References:
Mithun (1999:204-5) FROM Callaghan (1963: 96-98)


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