Case hierarchy

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In linguistic typology, the case hierarchy states grammatical cases in order of their prominence. It should therefore be concluded that a language which makes use of any given case will also make use of all the cases which are higher (further left) on the hierarchy.

An example hierarchy[edit]

The following example shows a basic hierarchy for a language with a nominative–accusative alignment.

nominative=>accusative=>genitive=>dative=>instrumental=>prepositional

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