John Cowan wrote:

> > Was there ever a period where other cases (beyond two) were created
> > but then died off as a failed branch in the evolutionary tree?
> There probably never was any significant use of three-case documents.
> Two cases is difficult enough to learn. :-)

In elaborate illuminated Medieval manuscripts, you can find examples of
three or four or five sizes of letter from top headline down to text,
and they can include illuminated initials, inscriptional capitals,
uncials, half-uncials, and minuscules.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...