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Jóhanna Barðdal (2007). The Perplexity of Dat-Nom Verbs in Icelandic.

URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/index/V1NQEEPWT1AC0NDG.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 4086&langcode=isl (2021-12-03).


Example #1:

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

    b. Hentar ER ETTA?
    pleases you (dat-subj) this (nom-obj)
    `Are you please d with this? '2
Example #3:

    b. Hean af mun MER alltaf henta ETTA.
    from now on will me always please this
    `From now on I will always be pleased with this.'
Example #4:

    b. *HANN henta r a ...
    he (nom) suits that
    `He is suitabl e that ...'
Example #5:

    (12) a. FYRIRKOMULAGI  virist henta HONUM agoetlega.
    the arrangement (nom) seems to please him ne
    `The arrangement seems to please him.'
Example #6:

    b. LEIBEININGARN AR hafa alltaf fylgt VELINNI.
    the instructions have always followed the machine
    `The instruction s have always accompanie d the machine.'
Example #7:

    (29) a. MIG dreymdi OMMU.
    I (acc) dreamt grandm a (acc)
    `I dreamt of grandma.'
Example #8:

    b. MER lkar vel vi Gumund.
    I (dat) like well with Gumundur (acc)
    `I like Gumundur. '
Example #9:

    (25) a. MER hefur alltaf lka GUMUNDUR .
    me has always like d Gumundu r
    `I have always like d Gumundur. '
Example #10:

    b. GUMUNDUR hefur MER alltaf lka.  
    Gumundur have me always like d
    `Gumundu r I have always liked.'