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obj: direct object

The obj label is used to mark the relationship between a verb and its direct object.

Examples

Bhailigh siad eolas ‘They collected information

Bhailigh siad eolas \n Collected they information
obj(Bhailigh, eolas)

The object of a verb is the second most core argument of a verb after the subject, even in case where the subject is implicit.

Dhíreofaí aird ar dhuine ar leith i ngach seisiún.Attention would be paid to one person in particular in each session’

Dhíreofaí aird ar dhuine ar leith i ngach seisiún. \n Would_be_directed attention on a person aside in each session.
obj(Dhíreofaí, aird)

Note that the object of an infinitival phrase occurs before the infinitive form (Verbal Noun), despite Irish being a VSO language.

eolas a chur ar fáil ‘to make information available’

eolas a chur ar fáil \n information to put at available
obj(chur, eolas)

The interrogative pronoun cad (lit. ‘what’) is labelled as obj when it is fronted.

Is cuma cad eile a socraíodh ag Comhdháil Nice… ‘Regardless of whatever else was decided at the Nice convention…

Is cuma cad eile a socraíodh ag Comhdháil Nice... \n COP regardless what else that was_decided at Conference Nice...
obj(socraíodh, cad)

Cad a d’ith sí?What did she eat?

Cad a d'ith sí? \n What that did_eat she?
obj(d'ith, Cad)

Impersonal/autonomous verbs are used to create phrases similar to the English passive. However, unlike English, the object does not become the subject of this verb form, and remains labelled as obj.

An lá a cuireadh é ‘The day he was buried’

An lá a cuireadh é \n The day that was_buried he
obj(cuireadh, é)

NOTE: We treat nominal dependents of verbal nouns as obj whether the definite article is present or not.

…gan do bheith ag caitheamh an lae ‘…without spending the day…’

gan do bheith ag caitheamh an lae \n without to being at_the spending of_the day
obj(caitheamh, lae)

Is ag déanamh cáca atá mé. ‘I’m making a cake

Is ag déanamh cáca atá mé \n Is at_the making of_a_cake that_am I
obj(déanamh, cáca)

obj in other languages: [bej] [bg] [bm] [cop] [cs] [de] [el] [en] [es] [ess] [et] [eu] [fi] [fr] [fro] [ga] [gsw] [hy] [it] [ja] [kk] [kmr] [mr] [no] [pcm] [pt] [ro] [ru] [sv] [swl] [tr] [u] [vi] [yue] [zh]