. Ariztimuño, -(r)ik. The path 'to come' ? ABL-PTV seems to be more semantically well-founded, although, as Ariztimuño himself admits, this development has the problem that it would imply that -r-is not an epenthesis but a part of the suffix (-r-coming from -l-, which would in turn come from a *d-in initial position) If it is a part of the suffix, then we would expect to find it on consonant-ending roots as well (cf. etxe-ra 'to the house', lurr-e-ra 'to the earth', with the allative ), but **lurr-e-rik does not exist. We find lurr-ik instead. The difference between the ablative and the partitive, in their historically attested forms, is that the latter does not inflect for number, and thus some authors do not consider it to be a case, Moreover, it fits into the same contexts as the article when the NP is indefinite in both negative (as in (12b)) and interrogative (as in (12c)) clauses, and dialectally in some affirmative contexts, 2012.