I was talking about an equative degree of comparison, like "positive, equative, comparative, superlative".Kuhron wrote:The articles on Equative features state that they can be thought of as "like X" or "being a X". I would thus think that the equative case for predicate nominatives would be analogous to the positive degree for predicate adjectives. As an analogue to adjectives used as modifiers (term for this, in contrast to PAs?), I think a close example would be appositives. In such a language the appositive could be placed in the equative to make a nicely consistent system.
As for the equative degree, it doesn't seem like there is a noun case that makes a good analogue, but there do exist constructions like "He's as much a man as I am." If a case could accomplish this, it's probably what I'm looking for in my little idealistic system.
You're talking about an equative case, like "nominative, accusative, dative, genitive, locative, equative".
(What you describe seems to be very similar to what I have heard called the essive case.)
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