Mana kartam construction in Gothic?
- I was wondering whether the Gothic weak nom.acc. manna was actually originally a strong dative, seeing that many of the occurrences are with preterito-presents, eg here
(search for 'manna' in
ni mahta manna
ni manna wait
ni manna mag
in which case those preterito-presents were perhaps once intransitive construed with datives, cf
Russian mne moz^no "I may" (= Proto-Goth. mis mag ?)