> --- In email@example.com, "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...>
> > In a language with cases, the number of "semantic cases" can be
> > extended by using a noun indicating position, in a positional or
> > directional case, as a post/preposition of a noun which is then
> > the genitive or some other suitable case, eg. Finnish 'Porin jaTurun
> > välillä' "between Pori and Turku" (-n genitive, välilleäand
> välillä - at the in between (place) (of Pori and of Turku).
> > adessive "on the middleroad", thus "on the middleroad of Pori
> > Turku"; 'keskellä järveä' "in the middle of the lake", keski-lake. 'Järveä'
> > "middle" in the adessive, järveä inessive of järve "lake).
> Actually, 'keskellä järveä' at the middle part of the
> is in the partitive case and the nominative is 'järvi'the
> > But one might also see keskellä as an adverb "centrally"
> > and järveä as "on the lake".
> Keskellä järveä (at the centre, part of the lake), 'keskellä' is an
> adverb in the adessive case and 'järveä' is a noun in the partitive
> case. You could just as easily say 'järven keskellä' (lake's, at
> centre). 'Järven' is a noun in the genitive case and 'keskellä'is a
> postposition again in the adessive case.Thanks for the correction. I was copying from Collinder's 'De
> Welcome to Finnish cases.