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Does vocative case exist in Russian?

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I've been wondering whether morden theory aknowleges the existance of a Vocative case in Russian (in addition to the existing six cases).
asked Jan 16, 2013 by Troya (180 points)

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The vocative case which I and other Russians I've witnessed use is prepositional vocative эй.

эй  which is based on "hey" and can be used in the same manner.

эй Стас, Диана любит тебя  "hey Stas, Diana loves thee".

It is somewhat colloquial but is also effective;

people will understand what you mean.

It is also more useful than the declensional vocative(s), since it can be used with any noun.




answered Jun 28, 2014 by elspru (150 points)
edited Jun 28, 2014 by elspru