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URL: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/bayer/pdf/NON-NOMINATIVE%20SUBJECTS.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2853&langcode=ben (2019-06-18).


Example #1:

    a. amar     tomake      cai
    I-GEN you-ACC wants
    `I need you (me is need of you)'
Example #2:

    (12) a. ami      tomake cai
    I-NOM you-ACC want
    `I want you'
Example #3:

    (i) [PRO silker           sai bhalo laga-y]          ami oi dokan-e giyechi
    GEN silk-GEN sari liking             -because I     this shop-LOC went
    `Because I like silk saris I went to this shop'
Example #4:

    (iii) [(amar) bair             ranna bhalo na lag -le] ami restorant -e           khabo
    I-GEN home-GEN cooking not-liking           -if I     restaurant-LOC eat-will
    `If I don't like the food cooked at home, I'm going to eat in a restaurant'
Example #5:

    (23) a. *ami       bai theke gElam                ar    amar        kanna peyeche
    I-NOM house from went                    and I-GEN         crying came
    `I left the house and I felt like       crying'
Example #6:

    b. *amar kanna peyeche ar                    ami     bai       theke gElam
    I-GEN crying came           and         I-NOM house       from went
    `I felt like crying and I left the      house'