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=fra (2020-08-10).


Example #1:

    (34) Ce conducteur me        semble                  etre fatigue
    this driver      to-me seems                    be tired
    `This driver seems to be to be                 tired'
Example #2:

    (38) Marie a semble a Jean etre fatiguee
    Marie has seemed to Jean be tired
    `Marie seemed to Jean to be tired'
Example #3:

    (39) ??Marie semble a Jean etre fatiguee
    Marie seems to Jean be tired
    `Marie seems to Jean to be tired'
Example #4:

    (41) *Jean me lui a recommande
    Jean me him has recommended
    `Jean recommended him to me'
Example #5:

    (compare: Jean le lui a recommande
    Jean it him has recommended
    `Jean recommended it to him')