Datapoint Sri Lanka Portuguese/Experiencer constructions with ‘headache’

The experiencer can be in the dative. There is considerable literature on Dative "subjects" in South Asian languages. The conclusion is generally that although these Dative marked experiencers don't have typical subject case marking, nevertheless they possess other subject properties.

Values

Body-part is subject Frequency: 50.0%

Example 41-101:
miɲa maam taduva
miɲa
1sg.gen
maam
hand/arm
ta-duva
prs-hurt
My hand/arm hurts.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 3393a

Example 41-102:
parim isti cuuvasu diiyaspa isti pee maam tudu paduva
parim
1sg.dat
isti
this
cuuva-su
rain-gen
diiya-s-pa
day-pl-dat
isti
this
pee
foot
maam
hand
tudu
all
pa-duva
inf-hurt
During the rainy season my legs and arms ache. OR: Speaker's translation: For me, in this rainy season, my legs and arms are all paining.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 1912

Confidence:
Very certain

Experiencer is dative Frequency: 50.0%

Example 41-100:
parim maam taduva
parim
1sg.dat
maam
hand/arm
ta-duva
prs-hurt
My hand/arm hurts.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 3393

Example 41-102:
parim isti cuuvasu diiyaspa isti pee maam tudu paduva
parim
1sg.dat
isti
this
cuuva-su
rain-gen
diiya-s-pa
day-pl-dat
isti
this
pee
foot
maam
hand
tudu
all
pa-duva
inf-hurt
During the rainy season my legs and arms ache. OR: Speaker's translation: For me, in this rainy season, my legs and arms are all paining.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 1912

Confidence:
Very certain