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Re: Mir ist kalt -- How to analyze this sentence?

Date:Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 1:38
In a message dated 6/19/2007 4:58:38 PM Central Daylight Time,
laokou@COMCAST.NET writes:

> > "Mir ist kalt"? That's German for "I feel cold", and breaks > > down into 1sg.DAT is cold. But what is the subject in this > > sentence? "Kalt", despite it's an adjective? > > If you Google search "dative structures in Germanic languages" or "mir ist > kalt grammatical explanation", you'll find a plethora of pedantic information > -- some moderately interesting, some mind-numbingly dry -- on the subject. > And you'll find out more on Icelandic, Faroese, Old Swedish, and German than > you could ever have thought you might have wanted to know. > > Good Luuuuuuuuuuuuuck, > > Kou >
Russian has this dative construction too (mne kholodno/zharko). stevo </HTML>


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