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:

Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (2005). Chapter 4.

URL: http://www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/summerschool2002/Van5.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1485&langcode=wbp (2020-09-27).


Example #1:

    (4.43) a. Ngaju- ka-rna           purla-mi.
    1sg-ABS PRES-1sgI shout-NONPAST
    `I am shouting.'
Example #2:

    b. Ngaju- ka-rna           mari-jarri-mi.
    1sg-ABS PRES-1sg grief-being-NONPAST
    `I feel sorry', `I grieve.'
Example #3:

    c. Ngaju-rlu ka-rna-            wawiri-  pura-mi.
    1sg-ERG PRES-1sg-3sg kangaroo-ABS cook-NONPAST
    `I am cooking the kangaroo.'
Example #4:

    d. Ngaju-rlu ka-rna-ngku karli-             yi-nyi        nyuntu-ku.
    1sg-ERG PRES-1sg-2sg boomerang-ABS give-NONPAST 2sg-DAT
    `I am giving you the boomerang.'