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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=isl (2021-12-06).


Example #1:

    (1)        Ic. ... hvort henni   líka     strákarnir
    ... if    her.DAT like.3PL boys-the.NOM                                                                                     (10)                  bátur ­ bát ­ báti ­ (báts)
    '... if she likes the boys'
Example #2:

    (15)    Ic. Mér    líka     ţessir       bátar
    Me.DAT like.3PL those.NOM.PL boats.NOM.PL
    'I like those boats'
Example #3:

    (24)     Ic. Hún     hélt         mig    hafa     séđ      jólaköttinn
    She.NOM believed.3SG me.ACC have.INF seen.SUP Christmas cat-the.ACC
    'She believed I had seen the Christmas cat'
Example #4:

    (26)     Ic. a.     Hún     hélt         mér    hafa     líkađ     gjöfin                                                 In the second class (usually called class N verbs), either dative or accusat
    She.NOM believed.3SG me.DAT have.INF liked.SUP present-the.NOM
    'She believed I had liked the present'