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Jan-Wouter Zwart (2005). Verb second as a function of Merge.

URL: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~zwart/docs/v2merge.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2571&langcode=nld (2018-10-23).


Example #1:

    (10)   a.     Gisteren     heeft Jan Marie gekust
    yesterday    has John Mary kiss-PART
    `Yesterday John kissed Mary.'
Example #2:

    heeft ]
    has ]
    `I said that yesterday John kissed Mary.'
Example #3:

    (13)   Ik wou        weten    waarom of dat            Jan dat     gedaan had
    I wanted know-INF why            if that        John that   do-PART had
    `I wanted to know why John did that.'
Example #4:

    tot mijn   spijt moeilijk    veranderingen     maken
    to my      regret hardly     changes           make
Example #5:

Example #6:

    Kom je       ook ?
    come you too
    `Are you coming too?'
Example #7:

    Kom (jij)     nou eens op tijd !
    come you now once on time
    `Be on time for a change!'
Example #8:

    Kom je       op tijd   dan kun je            mee      eten
    come you on time than can you with                    eat
    `Be on time and you can join us for dinner.'
Example #9:

    happen-   PART
    `If you had been on time, nothing would have happened.'
Example #10:

    Kom ik daar binnen, zegt die               vent ...
    come I there inside         says that      guy
    `So I come in, and this guy says ...'
Example #11:

    Ken ik niet
    know I not
    `Don't know him/her/it.'
Example #12:

    (36)   Je     komt OOK ?
    you come too
    `You're coming too ?'
Example #13:

    (37)   a.     Je    trouwt met Govert !
    you marry with Govert
    `You are going to marry Gover t !'
Example #14:

    b.     Je    MOET met    Govert          trouwen !
    you must with Govert              marry
    `You must marry Govert ! '
Example #15:

    (38)           Trouw    (#jij) met         Govert !
    marry    you with           Govert
    `Marry Govert ! '
Example #16:

    (40)   a.     Jan die               ken ik niet
    John DEM:NNTR         know I not
    `John, I don't know.'
Example #17:

    b.     Dat het         regent   dat   verbaast me          ni et
    that it         rains    that amazes me             not
    `That it's raining does not amaze me.'
Example #18:

    b.     In diezelfde    landstreek nu       waren herders
    in that-same    countryside now were shepherds
    `Now there were shepherds in that same countryside.'
Example #19:

    (44)   a.     Dit    voorstel echter     dat     is onacceptabel
    this proposal however DEM:NTR is unacceptable
    `This proposal however is unacceptable.'
Example #20:

    b.     Nu    waren er     herders      in diezelfde    landstreek
    now were there shepherds in that-same           countryside
    `Now there were shepherds in that same countryside.'
Example #21:

    b.     Eerlijk    gezegd dit       voorstel is onacceptabel
    honest     say-PART this    proposal is unacceptable
    Both: `Honestly put, this proposal is unacceptable.'
Example #22:

    (48)   a.     Tussen haakjes          di t   voorstel is onacceptabel
    between parentheses this proposal is unacceptable
    `By the way, this proposal is unacceptable.'
Example #23:

    b.     Tussen haakjes         i s di t  voorstel onacceptabel
    between parentheses is this proposal unacceptable
    `This proposal is unacceptable when presented parenthetically.'
Example #24:

    a.     ..dat ze       het    stuk (her-)opvoeren
    that they the         play re-stage
    `..that they are staging the play (again)'