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. (2000). Linguistic Diversity and Theoretical Assumptions.

URL: http://wings.buffalo.edu/linguistics/rrg/rrg/vanvalin_papers/linguisticdivrs.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1235&langcode=bbb (2020-08-13).


Example #1:

    (9)    a. Fu fi fase isoe.                                         Control structure
    3sg sit letter write
    `He sat down and wrote a letter.'
Example #2:

    b. Fu fase fi isoe.                                 V-V complex predicate
    3sg letter sit write
    `He sat writing a letter.'
Example #3:

    (10)   a. Fu    isema fi fase isoe.
    3sg   wrongly sit letter write
    `He   sat wrongly and wrote a letter.'
Example #4:

    b. Fu    fi fase isema isoe.
    3sg   sit letter wrongly write
    `He   sat down and wrote a letter wrongly.'
Example #5:

    (11)   a. Fu    fase isema fi isoe.
    3sg   latter wrongly sit write
    `He   wrongly sat writing a letter.'