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obj: direct object

The obj dependency (object) is used to relate the second core argument of a transitive verb (the first core argument of the verb is the subject). Usually, it is a noun phrase that either denotes the entity acted upon or undergoes a change state of motion (the proto-patient). In nominative-accusative languages, the object is mainly in the accusative case:

žíne ímot isók zejtíne 
"those who have this oil"
obj(ímot, zejtíne)   note:  “zejtíne” is in accusative case

In Pomak the object is predominantly in the accusative case. Certain verbs select objects in the genitive/dative case (note: kópeløtune is in genetive/dative case, note: mómajne is in genetive/dative case):

sélana zǿli da pamógnat mómajne i kópeløtune 
"the villagers started to help the girl and the boy"
obj(pamógnat, mómajne)                
obj(pamógnat, kópeløune)              
conj(mómajne, kópeløtune)
cc(mómajne, i)

Do note that indirect objects are marked with the iobj dependency and are always marked with the genetive/dative case:

daj mómajne parý 
"give the girl money"  
obj(daj, parý)     note:   *parý* is in accusative case
iobj(daj, mómajne) note:   *mómajne* is in genetive/dative case 

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