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obl: oblique nominal

The obl dependency (oblique) is used for a nominal (noun, pronoun, noun phrase) functioning as a non core (oblique) argument or adjunct. It corresponds to an adverbial attaching to a verb, adjective or other adverb:

This relation can be further specified by the case, in conjunction with which it may provide a uniform analysis for variant forms as adpositions that are governed a case:

dúmili so za tǽhnokne arkadašlýka 
"(they) spoke about their (girl) friend"               
obl (dúmili, arkadašlýka)
case (arkadašlýka, za)    

In the Pomak treebank, the obl dependency has been applied to the so-called “ethic dative”:

dečómne je drago... 
lit: children-to-the is-it pleasant...
"the children like to..." 
obl (drágo, dečómne)                       note:  *dečómne*  is in genetive/dative case

In the case of an ethic dative, when the strong and the weak type of the personal pronoun co-occur, then the strong type is assigned the obl dependency and the weak type the expl one:

tébe ti je da rečéš 
lit: you, you-to is-it to say-you
"it is up to you to say" 
expl (tébe, ti)
obl (tébe, rečéš)

obl in other languages: [bg] [bm] [cop] [cs] [de] [en] [ess] [fr] [fro] [ga] [gd] [gsw] [gub] [hy] [it] [ja] [ka] [ky] [no] [pcm] [pt] [qpm] [ru] [sl] [sv] [swl] [tr] [u] [uz] [vi] [yue] [zh]