... • In 1985, Zwicky argued that “particle” is a
pretheoretical notion that should be eliminated
from linguistic analysis. We propose a
reclassification of Russian particles that
implements Zwicky’s directive. The so-called
particles lack a coherent conceptual basis as a
category and many of them are a ...
... 1. What is the Nominative Case of ‘his’?
2. What is the Objective Case of ‘they’?
3. What is the Possessive Case of ‘we’?
4. What is the Nominative Case of ‘his’?
5. What is the Nominative Case of ‘your’?
The vocative case (abbreviated VOC, voc.) is the case used for a noun that identifies a person (animal, object, etc.) being addressed or, occasionally, the determiners of that noun. A vocative expression is an expression of direct address where the identity of the party spoken to is set forth expressly within a sentence. For example, in the sentence, ""I don't know, John"", John is a vocative expression that indicates the party being addressed—as opposed to the sentence, ""I don't know John"", where John is the direct object of the verb ""know.""Historically, the vocative case was an element of the Indo-European system of cases, and existed in Latin, Sanskrit, and Classical Greek. Many modern Indo-European languages have lost the vocative case. Many, however, retain it, including the Baltic languages and most Slavic languages.Some linguists argue that the vocative form is not a case but a special form of nouns not belonging to any case, since vocative expressions are not related syntactically to other words in sentences.