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:

Miriam Butt (2005). The Dative-Ergative Connection.

URL: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/butt/cssp05-hnd.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2719&langcode=deu (2020-08-11).


Example #1:

    (25) wegen ihm      zerbrach die Vase
    because he.Dat broke     the vase
    `Because of him the vase broke' (cause/control)                                G
Example #2:

    (26) wegen ihm       schaffte ich   einen Hund an
    because he.Dat acquired I.Nom a.Acc dog at.Prt
    `For him I got a dog.' (for/goal)                                              G