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Jóhanna Barðdal (2002). "OBLIQUE SUBJECTS" IN ICELANDC AND GERMAN.

URL: http://www.hf.uib.no/i/lili/SLF/ans/barddal/JB-wpss.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 4017&langcode=isl (2019-03-25).

 

Example #1:

    (2)     a.   g hef keypt bkina.                                 Icelandic
    I.nom have bought book-the.acc
    'I've bought the book.'
Example #2:

    (7)          g lt hana bor>a dagbla>.                           Icelandic
    I.nom let her.acc eat newspaper.acc
    'I'll have her eat the newspaper.'
Example #3:

    (8)    a.    fi ltur flr alltaf detta eitthva>  hug.        Icelandic
    you.nom let yourself.dat always fall something in mind
    'You always get new ideas.'
Example #4:

    b.    Lttu flr l>a vel!
    let you.dat feel well
    'Make sure to be okay!'
Example #5:

    (11)         Lttu r>leggja flr eitthva>!                         Icelandic
    let advise you.dat something
    'Get advise from somebody!'
Example #6:

    (13) a.       dag vir>ist vera miki> unni>.                        Icelandic
    today seems be much worked
    'Much work seems to be done today.'
Example #7:

    b.    fia> vir>ist vera miki> unni>.
    it seems be much worked
    'A lot of work is being done here.'
Example #8:

    c.    Honum vir>ist vera kalt.
    him.dat seems be cold
    'He seems to be freezing.'
Example #9:

    (14)         Hans ba> mig um a> gefa sr kkuna.                     Icelandic
    Hans asked me about to give self.dat cake-the
    'Hans asked me to give him the cake.'
Example #10:

     morgun.
    to-morrow
    'Left yesterday... was horribly bored... be back tomorrow.'
Example #11:

    (20) a.      A> ____ vera hjlpa> er gott.                         Icelandic
    to PRO.dat be.inf helped is good
    'It is good to be helped.'
Example #12:

    (21) a.        g vonast til a> ____ vera hjlpa>.                          Icelandic
    I.nom hope for to PRO.dat be.inf helped
    'I hope to be helped.'
Example #13:

    (22) a.        Hanni kom og ____ i var hjlpa>.                             Icelandic
    he.nom came and .dat was helped
    'He came and was helped.'
Example #14:

    (36)        *Eri verzieh mirj statt ____ j zu ____ i helfen.
    he.nom forgave me.dat instead-of .dat to PRO.nom help.inf
    Intended meaning: 'He forgave me instead of helping me.'
Example #15:

    (37)        *Ihmi gefllt es ____ i zu ____ i helfen.
    him.dat likes it .dat to PRO.nom help.inf
    Intended meaning: 'He likes to help himself.'
Example #16:

    (38) a.     g vonast til a> mr ver>i hjlpa>.                 Icelandic
    I hope to that me.dat will-be helped
    'I hope that I'll be helped.'
Example #17:

    b.    g vonast til a> ____ ver>a hjlpa>.
    I hope to that PRO.dat will-be.inf helped
    'I hope to be helped.'
Example #18:

    (39) a.     *g hyggst ____ ver>a hjlpa>.                    Icelandic
    I intend PRO.dat be.inf helped
    Intended meaning: 'I intend to be helped.'
Example #19:

    b.    *g hyggst ____ lka bkin.
    I intend PRO.dat like.inf the book
    Intended meaning: 'I intend to like the book.'
Example #20:

    c.    *g hyggst ____ vera fletta mgulegt.
    I intend PRO.dat be.inf this impossible
    Intended meaning: 'I intend to have problems with this.'
Example #21:

    (40) a.     ... g hyggst ____ halda  vit vintranna ...       Icelandic
    I.nom intend PRO.nom take.inf off on meeting adventures
    'I intend to go for the adventures ...'
Example #22:

    b.    ... sem g hyggst ____ leggja herslu   kennslunni.
    which I.nom intend PRO.nom put emphasis on in class
    '... which I intend to emphasize in class.'
Example #23:

    (41) a.      Af hverju er fla> ekki e>lileg tilfinning a> ___ l>a vel?
    why is it not natural feeling to PRO.dat feel.inf good
    'Why isn't it natural to feel good?'
Example #24:

    b.     ... en fla> a> ___ vera kalt vi> vinnu hefur hrif  starfshfni ...
    ability
    '... but to freeze at work affects the ability to work ...'
Example #25:

    c.     Hvenr  a> ___ gruna eitrun?
    when should to PRO.acc suspect.inf poison
    'When should we start suspecting that poison is involved?'