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Re: Aluric So Far

From:BP.Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Thursday, February 11, 1999, 11:06
Raimundus scripsit:

> > These seem to me more akin to 'verb governing the dative' and >'verb > governing the genitive' of Classical Latin & Greek - a feature >which I > believe still survives in many IE langs which haven't dropped >the case > system. >
Sure. Two Icelandic exhibits: _Mig dreymdi_ "I-ACC. dreamt" _Mjer tekur a' bakid'_ "My back aches" (lit. "Me-DAT. takes at the back"!) Note that if these were real accusative and dative objects modern icel wd use a dummy subject, just as other Germanic languages do, e.g. _Thad' er mjer ekki ljo'st_ "It isn't clear to me". BP B.Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> ---------------------------------------------------- Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)