17.4 Arguments con

Arguments con
  1) The third person singular and plural of the reflexive pronouns are different from the personal pronouns.
(sich). Therefore a third system can be established, which is independent from accusative or dative.
  2) If a pronoun that substitutes an indirect object is seen as a reflexive pronoun, suddenly there are loads of reflexive verbs, because many more verbs have an indirect object that there are reflexive verbs.

  kaufen = to buy

  Ich kaufe mir ein Buch.
= I buy a book for myself.
  geben = to give

  Ich gebe mir mehr Zeit.
= I give more time to myself.

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