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Hrafnbjargarson, Gunnar Hrafn (2004). Person meets case: Restrictions on nominative objects in Icelandic.

URL: http://www.hum.uit.no/a/hrafnbjargarson/handout/20040917_synsem.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-03-08).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 635&langcode=isl (2021-12-06).


Example #1:

    b.    Žig         dreymd           i   / *dreymdu žau
    You.SG.ACC dreamt.           3SG / dreamt.3PL them.ACC
    'You dreamt them'
Example #2:

    (11)     Hśn spurši hvort sį          grunaši         vęri    örugglega žś
    She asked whether the.NOM suspected.NOM was.3SG.SUBJ surely    you.SG
    'She asked whether the suspect surely was you'
Example #3:

    (23)    a.    Žś            fķlašir okkur
    You.SG.NOM liked.2SG us.ACC
    'You liked us'
Example #4:

    b. Ykkur        lķ   kar        vi š m i g
    You.PL.DAT li    kes.3S   G with me.ACC
    'You like me'
Example #5:

    a.      Žś            fķlašir okkur
    You.SG.NOM liked.2SG us.ACC
    'You liked us'
Example #6:

    (42)         Ykkur lķkar hśn
    You.PL.DAT likes.3SG she.NOM
    'You like her'
Example #7:

    (43)     a.   Okkur leišist      hann
    Us.DAT bores.3SG he.NOM
    'We find him boring'
Example #8:

    b.   Okkur leišast žeir
    Us.DAT bore.3PL they.NOM
    'We find them boring'
Example #9:

    (46)     a.   Žiš           eruš           leišir            į    mér
    You.PL.NOM are.2PL           bored.MASC.PL.NOM with me.DAT
    'You find me boring'
Example #10:

    b.   Žiš           eruš           leišir            į    okkur
    You.PL.NOM are.2PL           bored.MASC.PL.NOM with us.DAT
    'You find us boring'