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:

Boeckx, Cedric (2000). Quirky Agreement.

URL: http://www.sinc.sunysb.edu/Clubs/nels/jbailyn/BoeckzQuirky.pdf

(Last accessed 2006-01-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1732&langcode=deu (2019-04-20).


Example #1:

    (67) Ihm wurde geholfen
    Himdat was3Xsg helped
    `He was helped'
Example #2:

    (68) *Ihm hofft, PRO geholfen zu werden
    Himdat hopes PROdat helped to become
    `He hopes to be helped'
Example #3:

    (69) *Er kam und (ihm) wurde geholfen
    He came and (himdat ) became helped
    `He came and (he) was helped'
Example #4:

    (70) Peteri    scheint mir, ti zufrieden zu sein
    Peternom seems medat happy          to be
    `Peter seems to me to be happy'
Example #5:

    (71) Mir scheint Peteri , ti zufrieden zu sein
    medat seems Peternom happy        to be
    `Peter seems to me to be happy'
Example #6:

    (73) Die        Kuchen wurden/*wurde gegessen
    The        cakesnomXpl became3Xplasg     eaten
    `The        cakes were eaten'
Example #7:

    (74) Den         Kindern        wurde/*wurden geholfen
    The         childrendatXpl became3Xsgapl    helped
    `The        children were helped'