Collapse of genitive and benefactive case in Ecuadorian Quechua?

  • Pieter Muysken
Keywords: Quechua, case, genitive, benefactive, Ecuadorian Quechua

Abstract

In Ecuadorian Quechua the markers for genitive and benefactive case have become indistinguishable in form: both are basically -pak. This squib discusses the issue whether there has also been a merger in the underlying representation, or whether they should be kept apart at the level of the grammatical system.

Keywords: Quechua, case, genitive, benefactive, Ecuadorian Quechua

Published
2018-02-14
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2223-9936
print ISSN: 1027-3417