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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=deu (2019-04-20).


Example #1:

    a. dass     mich     friert
    that     me-ACC freezes
    `that   I am cold'
Example #2:

    b. dass     mich     der Streit            anödet
    that     me-ACC the quarrel-NOM         bores
    `that   the quarrel bores me'
Example #3:

    c. dass     mir      schlecht ist
    that     me-DAT bad        is
    `that   I am sick'
Example #4:

    d. dass     mir      der Streit            missfällt
    that     me-DAT the quarrel-NOM         displeases
    `that   I am fed up with the quarrel'
Example #5:

    (16) a. *Er      fürchtete PRO vor dem Abend zu             grauen
    he      feared      DAT from the evening to        disgust
    `He    was afraid of being put off by the evening   (party)'
Example #6:

    b. *Er    hoffte PRO der neue Roman               zu   interessieren
    he    hoped ACC the new novel-NOM to               interest
    `He    hoped the new novel would interest him'
Example #7:

    anderen durch den Tunnel zu kriechen]
    other through the tunnel to crawl
    `The captives tried to crawl one after the other though the tunnel'
Example #8:

    (21) a. *Mich     hat gefroren und ich war       hungrig
    me-ACC has frozen and I-NOM was        hungry
    `I was cold and was hungry'
Example #9:

    b. *Ich     war hungrig und mich           hat gefroren
    I-NOM was hungry and me-ACC           has frozen
    `I was hungry and was cold'
Example #10:

    b. *Ich       konnte nicht aufstehen und    mir    war schlecht
    I-NOM could not up-get          and    me-DAT was bad
    `I could not get up and was sick'
Example #11:

    (24) a. jemanden       suchen
    someone-ACC search
    `to look for someone'
Example #12:

    b. jemandem       helfen
    someone-DAT help
    `to help someone'
Example #13:

    (25) a. Die Polizei        sucht    die Kinder
    the police-NOM seeks the children-ACC
    `The police is searching for the children'
Example #14:

    (26) a. Den Arzt          ekelt
    the doctor-ACC disgusts
    `The doctor is disgusted'
Example #15:

    b. *Das Ekeln des Arztes
    the disgust the doctor-GEN
    `the disgust of the doctor'
Example #16:

    (28) a. dass die Polizei               den Dieb      gejagt hat
    that the police-NOM            the thief-ACC chased has
    `that the police chased        the thief'
Example #17:

    (29) a. dass nur den Heiligen bitterlich gefroren hat
    that only the saint        bitterly frozen has
    `that only the saint felt bitterly cold'
Example #18:

    (30) a. dass dem Heiligen     vor Ratten nicht gegraut hat
    that the saint-DAT from rats         not disgusted has
    `that the saint was not disgusted by rats'
Example #19:

    (31) a. dass dem Heiligen der Streit               (schon lange) missfallen hat
    that the saint-DAT the quarrel-NOM already long displeased has
    `that the saint has been displeased by the quarrel for a long time'
Example #20:

    (35) a. dass     den Vater         der Streit      anödet
    that     the father-ACC the quarrel-NOM bores
    `that   father is bored by the quarrel'
Example #21:

    b. dass     dem Vater         der Streit      missfällt
    that     the father-DAT the quarrel-NOM displeases
    `that   father is fed up with the quarrel'
Example #22:

    (38) a. Dass      ihr        nur wír          missfallen           haben
    that      her-DAT only we-NOM displeased                   have (1pl)
    `that    she was only displeased with us'