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 (2003). Optimal Case Patterns.

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

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 103&langcode=deu (2020-08-04).


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 exposed to a test'
Example #5:

    weil     der Freund      ihm    half
    because the.NOM friend he.DAT helped
    `because the friend helped him'
Example #6:

    al s     ihm     der Teller       entglitt
    when     he.DAT the.NOM plate slipped away
    `when the plate slipped out of his hands'
Example #7:

    a.      als er   mich     d en R ei m   l e h rt e
    when he  1sg.ACC the.ACC rhyme teached
    `when he taught me the rhyme'
Example #8:

    a.      weil     er mich des Plagiats              beschuldigte
    because he me.ACC the.GEN plagiarism.GEN accused
    `because he accused me the plagiarism'
Example #9:

    weil     ich     des Plagiats          beschuldigt wurde
    because I.NOM the.GEN plagiarism.GEN accused was
    `because I was accused the plagiarism'
Example #10:

    (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'