Vocative Case ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/VocativeCase


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Case Property
                              |_ Vocative Case


Definition:

VocativeCase marks a noun whose referent is being addressed [Crystal 1980, 377; Hartmann and Stork 1972, 251; Pei and Gaynor 1954, 228].



Language Code: lmw Lake Miwok has ten case enclitics, illustrated in the examples. In the vocative example, the gram marked as VOC is specific to 'mother'. Other kinship terms have their own special vocative forms.
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ʔunú-uʔujée
mother-VOCcome.here
Mother, come here!

References:
Mithun (1999:206) FROM Callaghan (1963: 121)


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