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Query:   Case-Assignment in Slavic
Author:  Olga Kagan
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Summary:   REGARDING QUERY: HTTP://WWW.LINGUISTLIST.ORG/ISSUES/16/16-921.HTML#1

SOME TIME AGO I POSTED A QUESTION ON CASE-ASSIGNMENT BY VERBS MEANING TO
WANT, TO ASK FOR, TO DEMAND, TO DESERVE,TO SEEK AND TO AVOID IN DIFFERENT
SLAVIC LANGUAGES. THE FACTS APPEAR TO BE THE FOLLOWING:

IN POLISH AND LITHUANIAN (A BALTIC LANGUAGE) THESE VERBS OBLIGATORILY
ASSIGN GENITIVE CASE.

IN RUSSIAN, UKRAINIAN AND SLOVENIAN THE VERBS CAN TAKE EITHER GENITIVE OR
ACCUSATIVE OBJECTS.

FINALLY, IN SERBO-CROATIAN THEY NORMALLY ASSIGN ACCUSATIVE CASE.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK JAMES LAVINE, DONKA TOROV, BARBARA PARTEE, GALINA
GORDISHEVSKY, BOBAN ARSENIJEVIC, LANKO MARUSIC, STEVE HEWITT, TANJA
SAMARDZIC AND MIRJANA N. DEDAIC FOR THEIR HELP.

LL Issue: 16.1563
Date Posted: 16-May-2005
Original Query: Read original query