Re: Mir ist kalt -- How to analyze this sentence?
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 18, 2007, 18:37|
On 6/18/07, Carsten Becker <carbeck@...> wrote:
> The topic already says it all. How do I analyze the sentence
> "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?
(I'd say "Despite _the fact that_ it's an adjective"... or possibly
"Despite its being an adjective".)
I imagine that a similar thing applies to sentences such as "Es sind
Enten in unserem Teich". What's the subject there? "Es"? "Enten"? What
about "Gestern waren Enten in unserem Teich"?
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>