[Ads-l] Loss of the English dative "home"? / "Exit out of"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 9 19:13:48 UTC 2015


On Feb 9, 2015, at 1:06 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 8:40 AM, guy1656 at centurylink.net <
> guy1656 at centurylink.net> wrote:
> 
>> Isn't "whom" and it's derived words all we have left of the dative in
>> English?
>> 
>> Related question: Do 'hence, hither, whence, and whither' still mark
>> accusative (if they ever did?)
>> 
> 
> "Him," "them," and " 'em" are also historical datives. In the Slavic
> languages, this -m still marks the dative.

And even closer, in German (dem, einem, …)  

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