LINGUIST List 16.921
Sat Mar 26 2005
Qs: Case-Assignment in Slavic
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Case-Assignment in Slavic
Message 1: Case-Assignment in Slavic
From: Olga Kagan <olgamailmscc.huji.ac.il>
Subject: Case-Assignment in Slavic
I am a Ph.D. student of linguistics and I am working on certain aspects of
Case-assignment in Slavic languages. I would like to ask what is the Case
assigned by the verbs meaning ''to want'', ''to ask for'', ''to demand'',
''to deserve'', ''to seek'' and ''to avoid'' in different Slavic languages.
For instance, in Russian these verbs may assign either accusative or
a. On prosit vnimania / knigu.
he asks attention(gen)/book(acc)
He asks for attention / a book.
b. Dima i??et Lenu / priklju?enij.
Dima seek Lena(acc) / adventures (gen)
Dima is seeking Lena / adventures.
However, I have been told that in Polish these verbs obligatorily take
genitive objects. What is the state of affairs in other Slavic languages?
Thanking you in advance,
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
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