Ornative case

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In linguistics, the ornative case is a noun case that means "endowed with" or "supplied with".

This case is found in Dumi, which marks it by the suffix -mi.[1]

In Hungarian, the case is marked with the suffix -s. For example, "ajtó" ("door"), as in "zöld ajtós ház" ("a house with green door"); "hálószoba" ("bedroom"), as in "2 hálószobás lakás" ("apartment with 2 bedrooms").

In Swahili, -enye is the ornative case particle. It is followed by a noun, in expressions such as nyumba yenye chumba kimoja meaning "a house having one room".[2]

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  1. ^ van Driem, George. A grammar of Dumi, 1993.
  2. ^ "Year 2 Grammar Notes". University of Georgia.