The Online Database of Interlinear Text


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Johanna BarĆ°dal (2001). The Perplexity of Dat-Nom Verbs in Icelandic.

URL: http://www.hf.uib.no/i/lili/SLF/ans/barddal/JB-2001.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2711&langcode=isl (2021-12-03).


Example #1:

    (1) a. Hentar ŽETTA ŽER?
    pleases this (nom-subj) you (dat-obj)
    `Does this please you?'
Example #2:

    b. Hentar ŽER ŽETTA?
    pleases you (dat-subj) this (nom-obj)
    `Are you pleased with this?'2
Example #3:

    (9) a. HONUMi hentar aš fyrirkomulagiš SITTi verši roett.
    he (dat) suits that arrangement himself become discussed
    `It suits him that his arrangement will be discussed.'
Example #4:

    b. *HANN hentar aš ...
    he (nom) suits that
    `He is suitable that ...'