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Re: Point of grammar

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  • Martin Votruba
    ... _nedat si rady s(o) + Instrumental_ = _nevediet si [dat] rady s(o) + Instrumental = be unable to tackle/solve, be unable to handle, not to know what
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 27, 2005
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      > the grammar behind this construction?
      >
      > "...s c~im si mnohi lingvisti dlho nevedeli rady."

      _nedat si rady s(o) + Instrumental_ =
      _nevediet si [dat] rady s(o) + Instrumental =

      "be unable to tackle/solve," "be unable to handle," "not to know what
      to do with/about."

      "[issue X] many linguists were unable to characterize/explain for a
      long time"


      Martin

      votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
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