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Dominik Rus (2005). Embedded Imperatives in Slovenian.

URL: http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/portnerp/nsfsite/Rus_Slovenian_Imperatives.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2947&langcode=slv (2021-06-15).


Example #1:

    (10) a.        Naj dela!
    naj work-3SG      PRES IND
    `Let him work'/'He should work'
Example #2:

    (11)      a.   Ukazal mu je, (da) naj dela!
    ordered him is (that) naj work-            3SG PRES IND
    `He ordered him to work.'
Example #3:

    b.   Naro_il mu je, (da) naj bi                   delal.
    ordered him is (that) naj be-COND worked-SG                MASC
    `He told him that he should work'
Example #4:

    (15) a.        Potem pa    _e    komu zaupaj.
    then   part part whom trust-   2SG IMP
    [intended meaning: `It is impossible to trust anybody.'
Example #5:

    (16)     a.     Ukazal mi je, (da) naj delam.
    ordered me is (that) naj work-1SG   PRES IND
    `He ordered me to work/He told me that I must work.'
Example #6:

    b.     Ukazal mi je delati.
    ordered me is work-    INF
    `He ordered me to work.'
Example #7:

    c.      *Ukazal mi je, da delati.
    ordered me is that work-    INF
    `He ordered me to work.'
Example #8:

    (17)   Ukazal je, da delaj.
    ordered is that work-   2SG IMP
    `He ordered you to work/that you just work'
Example #9:

    b.          Vztrajal             je,           da      ga                   pokli_i
    insisted             is        that       him-CL-ACC           call-   2SG IMP
    `He insisted that you must call him.'
Example #10:

    (31)    a.        Knjige jim                  berite.
    books them-CL read-IMP
    Read them books!