The Online Database of Interlinear Text


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AnneBreitbarth (2002). Dative case, morphological decay, and structural deficiency.

URL: http://www.benjamins.com/jbp/series/AVT/19/art/0005a.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2570&langcode=deu (2020-08-04).


Example #1:

    (1) a.  Kälte stört mich. (generic reading)
    cold bothers me
    `Cold generally bothers me.'
Example #2:

    b. Die Kälte stört mich. (specific reading)
    the cold bothers me
    `This cold is bothering me (right now).'
Example #3:

    d. Man sollte Pflanzen nicht zu lange der/großer Kälte aussetzen
    one should plants not too long thedat/bigdat cold expose.to
    `Plants should not be exposed to cold for too long.' (generic reading)
Example #4:

    (12) a.    Was hat Paul dem Mann gegeben?                                   (Ge.)
    what has Paul thedat man given
    `What did Paul give to the/that man?'
Example #5:

    b.   Wem hat Paul das Buch gegeben?
    whodat has Paul the book given
    `To whom did Paul give the book?'
Example #6:

    b.   Das Buch hat Paul dem Mann gegeben.
    the book has Paul thedat man given
    `It was the book Paul gave to the man.'
Example #7:

    (14) a.    Wem het dr Hans en Briäf gschikt?                                      (SGe.)
    whodat has the John a letter sent
    `To whom did John sent a letter?'
Example #8:

    (15) a.    Dr Maria het dr Hans en Briäf           gschikt.
    thedat Mary has the John a letter       sent
    `To Mary, John sent a letter.'
Example #9:

    b.   En Briäf het dr Hans dr Maria            gschikt.
    a letter has the John thedat Mary        sent
    `It was a letter John sent to Mary.'
Example #10:

    (20) a.     Weckern hed Fiete nen breif schræwm?                               (LGe.)
    whoobj has Fred a letter written
    `To whom did Fred sent a letter?'
Example #11:

    b.   Wat hed Fiete di     gæwen?
    what has Fred youobj given
    `What did Fred give to you?'
Example #12:

    b. ?Bongers wür ik de gören nich (altid) gæwen.
    candies would I the kids not (always give
    `I wouldn't give candies to the kids (all the time).'