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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 9 19:50:22 UTC 2015


On Feb 9, 2015, at 2:40 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:

> Like the Partition of Poland??

Or the Ribbentrop-Molotov non-aggression pact.  Yup, like those.  Seemed like a good idea at the time.

LH
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> On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 2:18 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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>>> And even closer, in German (dem, einem).
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>> Yes. It's a Germano-Slavic thing.
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