oa Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics - Collapse of genitive and benefactive case in Ecuadorian Quechua? - beyond Germanic and Africa - puzzles ancient and modern

Volume 48 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1027-3417
  • E-ISSN: 2223-9936



In Ecuadorian Quechua the markers for genitive and benefactive case have become indistinguishable in form: both are basically -pak. This squib discusses the issue whether there has also been a merger in the underlying representation, or whether they should be kept apart at the level of the grammatical system.

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