Partitive Case ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/PartitiveCase


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Case Property
                              |_ Partitive Case


Definition:

PartitiveCase expresses the partial nature of the referent of the noun it marks, as opposed to expressing the whole unit or class of which the referent is a part. This case may be found in items such as the following: existential clauses, nouns that are accompanied by numerals or units of measure, or predications of material from which something is made. It often has a meaning similar to the English word 'some' [Pei and Gaynor 1954, 161; Richards, Platt, and Weber 1985, 208; Quirk, et al. 1985, 249; Sebeok 1946, 1214].



Language Code: arc NO_COMMENT
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aɪnš-li-qɪaš
apple-SG-PART
from between the apple

References:
Kibrik (1998:470-1)

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palpir-tunguuli-nyin
poison-AVSdie-PART
dying from poison
Language Code: hun Here the suffix marked as PART is the same suffix used to mark the Ablative case in Hungarian.
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evettasütemény-ből
ate.3.SGthepastry-PART
S/he ate some of the pastry.

References:
Moravcsik (1978:261)


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