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DATIVE. That which may be given or disposed of at will and pleasure. It sometimes means that which is not cast upon the party by the law, or by a testator, but which is given by the magistrate; in this sense it is that tutorship is dative, when the tutor is appointed by the magistrate. Lec. Elem. Sec. 239; Civ. Code of L. art. 288, 1671.

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In the ancient distinction, the "in itself" could also become "for us" if we were to become the appropriate datives for the thing in question.
b) [+organizational] datives strongly favor PPs when occurring with entregar, enviar, and ofrecer;
Dative marked NPs, in particular, are often described as a category somewhere between syntactic arguments and adjuncts.
This morphological criterion is only fully applicable in European Portuguese (EP) because, in BP, two changes have provoked a reorganization of dative case marking.
Furthermore, the low adult input that Simon and Leo receive regarding to/for- datives (23%) corresponds with the children's low output (Simon's 8% and Leo's 12%), as illustrated in figure 1.
A priori, Basque does not feature DOCs since the language uses only one morphological form to mark datives: the bound morpheme -(r)i.
The grammatical cases are absolutive (no marking), ergative (-i), first and second genitive (-s, -zo), dative (-z) and instrumental (-d).
And this is reflected in the recurrent -an-inflection of the descendant Old English paradigm (the earlier inflections having disappeared except in the genitive and dative plural).
The materials in the current experiment manipulate the number of dependents of an upcoming verb, by manipulating (1) the presence/absence of a locative postpositional phrase modifier of the verb and (2) the presence/absence of a dative argument of the verb.
Such framework would not be very far from Givon's (1984: 87), who speaks of three semantic roles as subject candidates: the Agent, the Dative and the Patient.
If [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] could be constructed with the datives in the sense suggested by Kambitsis and others, then we could be satisfied with [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].