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oblique, oblique case(noun)
any grammatical case other than the nominative
Any noun case except the nominative case or the vocative case, where the noun is the object of a verb or the object of a preposition. The term is commonly used in Hindi grammar.
In grammar, an oblique case is a noun case that is used when the noun or pronoun is the object of either a verb or a preposition. A noun in the oblique case can generally appear in any role except as subject, for which the nominative case is used. The term is occasionally contrasted with the objective case, which is used for objects of verbs and of prepositions, but not for genitive relations between nouns. An oblique case often contrasts with an unmarked case, as in English oblique him and them vs. nominative he and they. However, the term oblique is also used for languages without a nominative case, such as ergative–absolutive languages; in the Northwest Caucasian languages, for example, the oblique-case marker serves to mark the ergative, dative, and applicative case roles, contrasting with the absolutive case, which is unmarked. Bulgarian, an analytic Slavic language, also has an oblique case form for pronouns: Accusative role: ⁕"Kiss me!" целувай мен! Dative role: ⁕"Give that ball to me" дай тaзи топка на мен
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