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:

Newmeyer, Frederick J. (2004). Some Thoughts on the Serial Verb Construction.

URL: http://www.typologie.cnrs.fr/fr/gabarits/TUL%20Newmeyer.pdf

(Last accessed ).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2747&langcode=srn (2020-08-13).


Example #1:

    (5)       Kofi naki Amba kiri en            (Sranan; Sebba 1987)
    Kofi struck Amba kill      him/her
    `Kofi struck Amba and killed her'
Example #2:

    (30)      Kofi naki Amba kiri                             (Sranan)
    Kofi hit      Amba kill
    `Kofi struck Amba dead'
Example #3:

    (35)      *kofi naki kiri Amba
    Kofi hit      kill Amba
    `Kofi struck Amba dead'