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There is a north-south difference, which means the north tends to deny the ist mir construction while the south (including Hesse, Thuringia and Saxonia) feels it as common phrase.(1)(2)(3) The terminus is "Anzeige von Besitzverhältnissen mit dem Verb sein".


I don't know whether "possessive dative" is a current grammar term, but one might called the thing in this way. "Das ist mir" - I would consider this use as regional and substandard, but I don't know in which regions this expression is used. But "Das ist doch dem Paul sein Fahrrad" is colloquial language. I even remember the title of an older dictionary: ...

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