Yes more on IDE and cases, as they are the topics of the week in the list. Some little but important changes to the IDE:
now you only navigate with the arrow keys, somewhat like an internet browser: left for backwards, right for forward. The up
and left change the field to be edited, and their values can be changed with '+' and '-'. Now there is also support for
Unknown and Initial Value (please note that the support for unknown is a trick, but easy to understand), as for debugging
we have to test all the possibilities.
Regarding cases, I started to implement them into interlingvo today. A little part is done, but there is need to clearly
differenciate one from each other not only for the interlingvo implementation but also for building those trees for selecting
the right case (not binary anymore, but still trees). I started to write a list with examples, but please give you own.
abessive - indicating absence or lack
"She is singing without music."
ablative - indicating direction from or time when
absolutive - indicating subject or object of intransitive verb
accusative - indicating direct object of a verb
adessive - indicating place where or proximity to
"Bob lives at the new street."
"Bob lives near the new street."
agentive - indicating agent performing action
"The lecture was given by Alice."
allative - indicating movement towards
"I am going to his house."
assocative - indicating association with or accompaniment by
benefactive - indicating for whom or which
"She did it for me."
causative - indicating causation by
"It was done by us."
comitative - indicating accompaniment
dative - indicating indirect object of a verb
delative - indicating motion downward
elative - indicating movement out of or away from
"He escaped from the jail."
equative - indicating likeness or identity
ergative - indicating subject of a transitive verb
essive - indicating a temporary state of being
factive - indicating causation
genitive - indicating possession, origin or relation
illative - indicating movement into or toward
"She is going inside the house."
"She is going to her house."
inessive - indicating location within
instructive - indicating means whereby
instrumental - indicating means by which
"Alice is writing with the pencil."
lative - indicating motion up to or as far as
locative - indicating location or place where
"Bob lives in Europe."
nominative - indicating subject of a verb
(normal english nouns)
partitive - indicating a part of a larger whole
perlative - indicating movement through or across
"Don't go by that road."
predicative - indicating the predicate
privative - indicating absence, deprivation or negation
"We can write without a computer."
prolative - indicating motion alongside or by
relative - indicating relation or a prepositional object
similitive - indicating similarity to
"Bob acts like a kid."
subessive - indicating location under or below
sublative - indicating movement towards the top of
superessive - indicating location upon or on top of
terminative - indicating motion up to or time until
translative - indicating process of change or movement through
vocative- indicating calling or personal address
Still working. :)