The Online Database of Interlinear Text


The following interlinear glossed text data was extracted from a document found on the World Wide Web via a semi-automated process. The data presented here could contain corruption (degraded or missing characters), so the source document (link below) should be consulted to ensure accuracy. If you use any of the data shown here for research purposes, be sure to cite ODIN and the source document. Please use the following citation record or variant thereof:

Dieter Wunderlich (2000). Optimal case.

URL: http://web.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/~wdl/OptCase.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 107&langcode=deu (2020-10-01).


Example #1:

    a. als Peter     dem Touristen den Dom                        zeigte
    when Peter the.DAT tourist the.ACC cathedral               showed
    `when Peter showed the cathedral to the tourist'
Example #2:

    b. als   dem Touristen der Dom                          gezeigt wurde
    when the.DAT tourist the.NOM cathedral               shown was
    `when the tourist was shown the cathedral'
Example #3:

    a. weil      der Arzt           den Patienten     einem Test      unterzog
    because the.NOM doctor the.ACC patient a.DAT test              exposed
    `because the doctor exposed the patient to a test'
Example #4:

    b. weil      der Patient          einem Test unterzogen wurde
    because the.NOM patient        a.DAT test      exposed was
    `because the patient was ex   posed to a test'
Example #5:

    weil       mich       dürstet
    because 1sg.ACC thirsty.3sg
    `because I am thirsty'
Example #6:

    weil    der Freund       ihm                        half
    because the.NOM friend he.DAT                       helped
    `because the friend helped him'
Example #7:

    als ihm der Teller           entglitt
    when he.DAT the.NOM plate slipped away
    `when the plate slipped out of his hands'
Example #8:

    a. als   er mich       den Reim                     lehrte
    when he 1sg.ACC the.ACC rhyme                    teached
    `when he taught me the rhyme'
Example #9:

    a. weil      er mich       des Plagiats       beschuldigte
    because  he me.ACC the.GEN plagiarism accused
    `becausehe accused me the plagiarism'
Example #10:

    weil       ich   des Plagiats          beschuldigt wurde
    because I.NOM the.GEN plagiarism accused was
    `because I was accused the plagiarism'
Example #11:

    (26)       darumb solt jm der keiser solche lehens nit gestatten.
    therefore should he.DAT the.NOM emperor such fee.GEN not allow
    `Therefore, the emperor should not allow such a fee to him'