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Vocative   Listen

Relating to a case used in some languages.

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"Vocative" Quotes from Famous Books

... The vocative is preceded by a, which signifies O, or by a personal pronoun. The initial after a and sometimes after the pronoun changes to ...
— A Handbook of the Cornish Language - chiefly in its latest stages with some account of its history and literature • Henry Jenner

... in Wiclif's Bible almost without exception; and indeed 'axe' occurs continually, I know not whether invariably, in Tyndale's translation of the Scriptures; there was a time when 'ye' was an accusative, and to have used it as a nominative or vocative, the only permitted uses at present, would have been incorrect. Even such phrases as "Put them things away"; or "The man what owns the horse" are not bad, but only antiquated English{141}. ...
— English Past and Present • Richard Chenevix Trench

... night when Carter slipped into the quiet side street with a roll of proof under his arm, he walked not exactly into the arms of Mike Prim, who was standing in the shadows just outside, but it would be more exact to say that he slipped directly in vocative range ...
— The Co-Citizens • Corra Harris

Words linked to "Vocative" :   oblique, oblique case, linguistics

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