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Collapse of genitive and benefactive case in Ecuadorian Quechua?

Pieter Muysken

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




http://dx.doi.org/10.5774/48-0-295
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