ODIN

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:

Edith Aldridge (2005). Syntax and Typology of Ergativity.

URL: http://ling.cornell.edu/japanese_historical_linguistics/Ergativity[1].05-Aldridge.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2586&langcode=wbp (2020-09-27).

 

Example #1:

    (69)a. jalangu         rna            ya-nu-rnu      ngaju
    today           1s.Subj        go-Past-hither 1s.Abs
    "I came today."
Example #2:

    b.     ngajulu-rlu ka-rna-ngku               nyuntu         nya-nyi
    1s-Erg          Pres-1s.Subj-2s.Obj 2s.Abs           see-Nonpast
    "I see you."
Example #3:

    c.     watiya ju       yaarlpa-wanti-ja      ngaju-ku
    tree 1s.Obj onto-fall-Past            me-Dat
    "The tree fell on top of me."
Example #4:

    d.     nyuntu          ka-npa         parnka-mi
    2s.Abs          Pres-2s .Subj run-Nonpast
    "You are running."
Example #5:

    (70)a. ngajulu-rlu        ka-rna-ngku         nyuntu                  nya-nyi
    1s-Erg             Pres-1s.Subj-2s.Obj 2s.Abs                  see-Nonpast
    "I see you."