Re: not un-/anti-passive
|From:||Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 20, 2008, 12:12|
As for a Latin example, does this work:
Quid mihi Celsus agit?
(I found this while searching for 'Ethical Dative')
'How's Celsus doing - to me' i.e. 'How's my friend Celsus doing?'
--- On Fri, 6/20/08, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> From: Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
> Subject: Re: not un-/anti-passive
> To: CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu
> Date: Friday, June 20, 2008, 7:22 AM
> ROGER MILLS writes:
> > 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.
> 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