Intrative case

The intrative case (abbreviated ITRT) is a case that roughly expresses the notion of the English preposition "amidst".

It is found in the Limbu language, where it occurs with the locative suffix -ʼō. When conjoined, the two morphemes are pronounced as -lummō.

anchi-lum-ʼō mi nɛ̄
we*-ITRT-LOC fire be.situated
"There is a fire between us two."

* anchi is the first person dual inclusive pronoun, thus "you and me".


  • van Driem, George (1987). A Grammar of Limbu. Mouton de Gruyter. ISBN 3-11-011282-5.