The Origin of Cases From David Lightfoot’s The Development of Language, pp. 137-8: he states that cases derive from serial verbs reanalyzed as adpositions, then as case endings. This bears more investigation. I’ll look at Blake’s Case in the Cambridge Series. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.