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Re: Digest Number 1254 (dative passive)

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  • llama_nom
    ... Accusative ... A nice example from 17th century Swedish: Enom kempa varder icke holpit gönom hans stora krafft. A warrior is not helped by his great
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 14, 2006
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      --- In norse_course@yahoogroups.com, "llama_nom" <600cell@...> wrote:
      >
      > Some interesting grammar here (which
      > Alan may have covered already in UNICODE!). váðási, the passive
      > subject of 'var skotit' "was put/set" (Gwyn Jones "extended"), is
      > dative because the verb 'skjóta' takes a dative object.
      Accusative
      > objects become nominative in the passive, but the dative stays
      > dative:
      >
      > skjóta e-u "shoot/shove something" (e.g. an arrow).
      > e-u var skotit "something was shot/shoved" (or in this case put).
      >
      > bjarga e-m "to save someone"
      > e-m var/varð borgit "someone was saved"
      >


      A nice example from 17th century Swedish:

      Enom kempa varder icke holpit gönom hans stora krafft.
      A warrior is not helped by his great strength.
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