The following sentence is from Icelandic language:
Mér vir›ast tNP [hestarnir vera seinir] meDAT seemPL the-horsesNOM be slow ‘It seems to me that the horses are slow.' From Holmberg and Hróarsdóttir (2000, pp. 1-2)
Mér is marked as dative, and hestarnir as nominative. It means that hestanmir is related to the tense involved in this sentence (i.e., tNP). My two questions are:
- What are the tense elements involved in this sentence, and what's their relationship with respect to the nominative the horses?
- Is the embedded clause participial?