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Andrew McIntyre (2004). The German Dative.

URL: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~angling/mcintyre/mcintyre.dative.abstract.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 269&langcode=deu (2020-08-04).


Example #1:

    (1)     a. weil sie einem Mann ein Buch schenkte/stahl
    since she a mandat a bookacc gave/stole
    'since she gave a man a book/stole a book from a man'
Example #2:

    b. weil ein Tiger den Hunden das Futter weggefressen hat
    since a tigernom the dogsdat the foodacc away.eaten has
    'since the dogs had a tiger eat up the food on them'
Example #3:

    (2)     a. weil der Arzt einen Privatpatienten einer Operation unterzog
    since the doctornom a private.patientacc an operationdat subjected
    'since the doctor subjected a privately insured patient to an operation'
Example #4:

    b. weil sie Musiker Priestern gleichsetzt
    since shenom musiciansacc priestsdat likens
    'since she likens musicians to priests'
Example #5:

    (8)     a. weil einem Mann ein Sohn weggelaufen/gestorben ist
    since a mandat a sonnom away.run/died is
    'since a man had a son run away/die'