chapter  6
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The genitive of dependent tense in Japanese and its correlation with the genitive of negation in Slavic

In Japanese, the subject of relative clauses (RCs) and noun-complement clauses may be marked by the nominative case marker or, in some instances, by the genitive case marker.

(1) [Watasi-ga/-no yonda] hon-wa omosiroi. me-nom/-gen read book-top interesting ‘The book I read is interesting.’