Nah, ‘what would you wish me?’ works as a complete statement; that said, in some parts of the English speaking world I could imagine it sounding archaic. It sounds good in Scottish-Standard English. It means the same as ‘what would you wish for me?’. It actually sounds to my (Scottish) ear much neater than the phrasing with ‘for’.
It doesn't make sense at all to my (Australian) ear without context, whereby it would then be grammatically wrong still but likely colloquially understood. The sentence needs more, maybe "of me" or "for me" ... will report it and let the Boffins's (American) ear figure out the validity (06Dec14).
Ok, so it must differ according to regional usage. But I believe that both are equally correct. ‘What would you wish me?’ And ‘What would you wish for me?’ The other option of ‘what would you wish of me’ has an entirely different meaning. ‘The only thing I would wish of you is that you would stop wishing me difficult grammatical points in German!
Out of curiosity, do you consider the same true of all of the phrases in that format?
- ‘Wish me a good trip!’
- ‘Wishing you fortune.’
- ‘I'll wish you first place!’
A particular example from just the other day for me would be talking about an eating competition:
‘I could win £150 in money, or £250 in vouchers.’ ‘Fingers crossed - I'll wish you the £150.’
Possibly just a more specific construction to SSE, but it works with any object I can think of here. The only consideration is that to use the phrase without a preposition make it sound slightly higher register.
Actually I read it wrong previously.
Wish me luck; Wish me a good trip; WIshing you fortune, etc. All of them have the pronoun in the dative.
In English we can put the accusative (direct object) and dative (indirect object) in two orders: Accusative then (to/for) Dative. Or: Dative then Accusative (no preposition)
It is MIR because the answer to the question -- To Whom/For whom is the Subject wishing? -- identifies the Indirect Object in the sentence which takes the Dative Case. I could argue that in this sentence there is no Direct Object, in the sense that there is no answer offered to the question that identifies the Direct Object: "The Subject [VERB = WISHES] WHAT?" There is no answer for this question that identifies the Direct Object. The Indirect Object alone is identified. So it would take the Dative case. I would appreciate it if Mizinamo or the might Duo herself, were to offer a constructive critique of my response.