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Mana kartam construction in Gothic?

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  • Torsten
    I was wondering whether the Gothic weak nom.acc. manna was actually originally a strong dative, seeing that many of the occurrences are with
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      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
      http://www.wulfila.be/Corpus/Find.asp )

      Matth 6,24
      manna mag

      Matthew 8:28
      ni mahta manna

      John 6:44
      manna mag

      John 7:27
      ni manna wait

      John 9:4
      ni manna mag

      etc


      in which case those preterito-presents were perhaps once intransitive construed with datives, cf
      Russian mne moz^no "I may" (= Proto-Goth. mis mag ?)


      Torsten
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