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DefinedMeaning talk:Nominativ (423315)

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Definition too narrow
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Among the languages I know, this definition applies only to English:

  • in French, Spanish, Malagasy and Tsimihety Malagasy, cases apply only to some pronouns, so that the definition given, concerning nouns and pronouns, is too broad.
  • In English, cases apply only to some pronouns ("who/whom/whose") and some nouns ("wheel/wheeled": "a three wheeled vehicle"), so that the definition given, concerning nouns and pronouns, fits.
  • In Mongolian, cases apply to nouns, pronouns and verbs' participles (which, in modern Mongolian, is the most used mood, because it is the attribute clauses unique mood and can also be used for the main verb of a sentence), so that the definition is too narrow.
  • In Latin and Greek, cases apply to nouns, pronouns, adjectives and verbs' participles, so that the definition is too narrow.

But the use of the word "nominative" for English is not wellspread, so that I wonder if we wouldn't better modify this definition. What about: "A grammatical case marking the subject of a verb or the absolute use of a word (when it is not related to a grammatically more important word)." --Fiable.biz 04:19, 13 November 2010 (UTC)