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:

István Kenesei (1993). On the Syntactic Options of Focus.

URL: http://www.nytud.hu/oszt/igazg/kenesei/publ/focusopt98.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3301&langcode=hun (2021-12-03).


Example #1:

    (3)    a.   Péter vett egy használt      autó-t.
    Peter bought        a used             car-ACC
    `Peter bought a used car.'
Example #2:

    (5)    a.   Anna tegnap         olvasta a cikk-et.
    Anna yesterday      read the article-ACC
    `Anna read the article yesterday.'
Example #3:

    (13)    a.   Anna [a     használt AUTÓ-T]        adta el.
    Anna the used        car-ACC        sold PFX
    `It's the used car that Anna sold.'
Example #4:

    (15)    a.   Anna MARI-NAK olvasta a CIKKET (és PÁL-NAK a NOVELLÁ-T)
    Anna Mary-DAT read the article-ACC and Paul-DAT the short-story-ACC
    'Anna was reading the article to Mary and the short story to Paul.'
Example #5:

    b.   Anna MARINAK olvasta a CIKKET               (és nem énekelt)
    and not sang
    'Anna was reading the article to Mary (rather than singing).
Example #6:

    (31)   a.    Mit akar mindenki [hogy melyik tanár vizsgáztassa]?
    what wants everyone that which teacher examine-him
    'Which teacher does everyone want to examine him?'
Example #7:

    c.    Mindenki emlékszik [hogy melyik tanár vizsgáztatta]
    everyone remembers that which teacher examined-him
    `Everyone remembers which teacher examined him.'
Example #8:

    (32)   a.    Az-t      szeretné sok fiú [hogy             három tanár           vizsgáztassa]
    it-ACC    would-like many boy that           three   teacher examine-him
    'It is three teachers that many boys would like to examine them (distributive).'