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Re: not un-/anti-passive

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, June 20, 2008, 11:40

> Basque, IIRC, has a construction in intimate speech where you insert a > 2nd or 3d pers. dative marker into the auxiliary (in addition to > subject and object), which indicates that somehow the statement is of > interest to, or concerns, that person, or even simply that speaker > somehow wants to involve the other in the statement. The translations > offered made it rather difficult to see exactly what was going on :-( > And I forget what the grammar book called it. "Dative of interest? > Dative of reference?" or some such.
Latin and German have that, too. German: Komm mir nicht zu spät nach Hause! come me_DAT not too late to home 'Don't come late home!' 'mir' is this kind of dative object. As for Latin examples, someone else might want to help me out. **Henrik


Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>
Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>