The lexical morpheme of the inflected noun was followed by an inflectional morpheme, belonging to the set of the so-called Layer I markers, that assigned the noun to a declensional class and specified the opposition between nominative and oblique case
The dative-constituent is promoted to direct object, and the Patient is marked with the oblique case
The form e is used when the modified noun is marked for accusative (9a), or oblique case
and a Layer II marker (9b).
Later on they were truncated in the absolutive and reinterpreted as oblique markers, and only used before the oblique case
A further strategy, involving the marking of the theme with an oblique case
, is found with verbs of deprivation: in several languages, including Modern Greek and Russian, the theme is marked by the genitive case, as in (67):
Does not the oblique case
sometimes come after these verbs?
has acquired a set of oblique case
endings that do not belong to it; the explanation of the use of the hard sign is misleading, and the author's attempt to relate his (pragmatically useful) division of Russian into three stylistic registers to Lomonosov's theory of the three styles should be taken with a very large pinch of salt.
That is, it presupposes (since <'en> is the oblique case
form in a 3-term contrast in the grammars of dialects in which it occurs) that at some stage the reflex of <hine> took over all the functions of <him>.
This pattern is illustrated by an example from Vafsi, where A is marked by the oblique case
in the past tense, and (prominent) P is likewise marked by the oblique.
There are as few as 43 instances of the distinctively singular forms and they occur only in the oblique case
OBL' has the same three case markers that it did in (11), but in addition is marked with the oblique case
indicating that it belongs to a subordinate clause which functions as a clausal complement of the matrix verb.
As to her analysis, Carling confirms earlier claims that the directional use of the oblique case
in Tocharian is an archaic and recessive usage reflecting the PIE "accusative of direction.