Preposition 'o'

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Preposition 'o'

Postby MichaelM » 23-Dec-07 19:55

Though I am probably misunderstanding these authors' teachings or context, I have found that David Short makes a statement in his book that the locative case is required after 'o' (about). However, Heim's textbook has the example of 'zajimat se o koho co' (accusative). I must be missing something here. Any explanation for the difference. Thanks.
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Postby Wicker808 » 24-Dec-07 2:08

From http://www.skullsplitter.net/czwiki/index.php/Main/O:

"O" is a preposition often meaning "about," but in fact having several meanings. The meaning varies according to the case of its object. For the purposes of this page, it will be considered as two separate prepositions, one of which takes locative (sixth) case (thus, o čem) and one of which takes accusative (fourth) case (thus, o co).


See the full article for more details. Hope that's helpful.
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Postby MichaelM » 24-Dec-07 3:20

Dekuji Wicker 808. The full article is very enlightening though somewhat daunting, but it explains my question.
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Postby DanielZ » 24-Dec-07 23:45

Wicker808,

Thanks a million for that WIKI address. I really appreciate you giving that to us.

Merry Christmas,
Dan
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Postby Wicker808 » 25-Dec-07 0:59

No problem, DanielZ. There are some good articles there, but it's highly incomplete and full of small errors.
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Postby Sova » 08-Jan-08 16:20

There are a few other prepositions which can take multiple declensions, depending on context, usage or the verb used with it, e.g. "v" and "na."
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Postby MichaelM » 08-Jan-08 17:26

Yes, Sova, I have been noticing what you mention, especially the usage of certain cases with certain verbs. At times, it appears that certain verbs require a case, no matter the position or usage of the declining word in question. Some verbs require a case such as rozumet and others require a set preposition in a particular case. Very interesting.

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