I'm trying to systematize the german language by understanding its patterns, but so far it's been quite hard. For example: Wie geht es dir? x Wie heißt du? In the first phrase the pronoun is in the dative while the second is in the nominative. So my questions are:
- Why are these phrases using different cases if the subject is the same?
- Why not using the accusative in both sentences, since the main idea is getting info from someone?
Am I doing the right thing trying to systematize and rationalize about the language's logic by analyzing its grammar or am I just supposed to memorize as it is and don't ask questions?
p.s.: I know that these are basic questions, but it's a little confusing for someone that just begun to learn this language.