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Thórhallur Eythórsson (2000). DATIVE VS. NOMINATIVE.

URL: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/linguistics/research/WP2000/Eythors.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 450&langcode=isl (2021-12-06).


Example #1:

    (1)    Mig > mr         vantar hnf.
    me-acc me-dat needs knife-acc
    `I need a knife.'
Example #2:

    (2)   a.       Btinn      > bturinn           rak       a landi.
    the boat-acc the boat-nom drifted-3sg to land
    `The boat drifted to the shore.'
Example #3:

    b.       Trllkonuna > trllkonan dagai           uppi.
    the giantess-acc the giantess-nom dawned-3g up
    `The giantess was caught by the daylight.'
Example #4:

    (5)   a.        Leiknum > leikurinn          lyktai       me jafntefli.
    the match-dat the match-nom ended-3.sg with draw
    `The match ended in a draw.'
Example #5:

    b.        Btnum > bturinn         hvolfdi         miju vatninu.
    the boat-dat the boat-nom capsized-3.sg on middle the lake
    `The boat capsized in the middle of the lake.'
Example #6:

    (8)   a.       g      hefi          langa a tala vi ig.
    I-nom would have-3.sg wanted to talk to you
    `I would have wanted to talk to you.' (JMrdMann.:110 (OH)).
Example #7:

    b.       hefir flokkurinn alltaf skort meirihlutastu  Alingi.
    has the party-nom always lacked majority         in parliament
    `The party has always lacked the majority in Parliament.'
Example #8:

    b.       Piltinum > pilturinn lyndir       ekki vi stlkuna.
    the lad-dat the lat-nom gets along not with the girl
    `The lad does not get along with the girl.'
Example #9:

    (i)     Mr lka/lkar         essir hestar.
    me-dat like-3.pl/likes these horses-nom
    `I like these horses.'
Example #10:

    (18)    a.       Hn       > hana/henni hlakkar             til jla.
    she-nom she-acc/she-dat looks forward to Christmas
    `She is looking forward to Christmas.'
Example #11:

    b.       Stlkan      > stlkuna/stlkunni kvir (kvur) fyrir prfinu.
    the girl-nom the girl-acc/the girl-dat is anxious about the exam
    `The girl is anxious about the exam.'