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Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson (2004). DAT-NOM to NOM-ACC in English.

URL: http://www.hum.uit.no/a/hrafnbjargarson/handout/tor_apr04.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3890&langcode=fao (2018-10-20).


Example #1:

    (2)        Fa. ... um henni   dámar     drongirnar
    ... if her.DAT likes.3SG boys-the.ACC
    '... if she likes the boys'
Example #2:

    (23)     Fa. a.     Hún     hjálpti    honum
    She.NOM helped.3SG him.DAT
    'She helped him'
Example #3:

    b.    Hann   varđ       hjálptur
    He.NOM became.3SG helped.NOM.SG.MASC
    'He was helped'
Example #4:

    (25)     Fa. Hon     helt         meg    hava     sćđ      jólakettuna                                                    The Old English verbs that are typically found in the DAT-NOM constructions
    She.NOM believed.3SG me.ACC have.INF seen.SUP Christmas cat-the.ACC
    'She believed I had seen the Christmas cat'
Example #5:

    b.    Hún     helt         meg    hava     dámađ     gávuna
    She.NOM believed.3SG me.ACC have.INF liked.SUP present-the.ACC                                              three corpora which are based on the diachronic part of the Helsinki C
    'She thought I had liked the present'