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Heidi Harley (2002). Possession and the double object construction.

URL: http://linguistics.arizona.edu/~hharley/PDFs/HarleyGive2002.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 52&langcode=gle (2018-10-22).


Example #1:

    (34) a.      Locative Tá an      mhin       sa       phota.
    V Theme               Location
    "The oatmeal is in the pot."
Example #2:

    b. Existential Tá min       sa        phota
    V Theme Location
    "There is oatmeal in the pot"
Example #3:

    c. Possessive Tá an        peann ag         Máire
    V Theme          Location
    "Mary has the pen"
Example #4:

    *Tá ai pheann-fhéin ag chuilei bhuachaill
    is his pen-self      at every boy
    "Every boy has his pen"
Example #5:

    a. Thug Míleó       caisearbhán do Bhinclí
    gave Milo      dandelion to Binkley
    "Milo gave     a dandelion to Binkley"
Example #6:

    b. *Thug Míleó      do Bhinclí caisearbhán
    gave Milo      to Binkely dandelion
    "Milo gave     to Binkley a dandelion"
Example #7:

    *Thúg Míleó      Bhinclí caisearbhán
    gave Milo      Binkley dandelion
    "Milo gave     Binkley a dandelion"
Example #8:

    *Thug Míleó ai pheann-fhéin do chuilei bhuachaill
    gave Milo his pen-self      to every boy
    "Milo gave every boy his pen."