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Hi!

Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> Quoting Henrik Theiling <[log in to unmask]>:
> >...
> >     *Mir ist es kalt und regnet.
> >      Mir ist es kalt, und es regnet.
> >
> > This type of 'es' is purely syntactic.
>
> The part I'm not getting is why there absolutely must be a subject in these
> sentences. As you say, _es_ in _es regnet_ isn't a real subject; why couldn't
> then _mir ist kalt_ not lack a subject entirely?

Aha!  I don't know. :-)  Maybe that's also a possible analysis.

**Henrik