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:

Dieter Wunderlich (2006). Towards a structural typology of verb classes.

URL: http://web.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/~wdl/structyp-verb.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3067&langcode=deu (2020-08-11).


Example #1:

    b. trans.: Hans sieht ein-en Mann.
    John sees a-ACC man
    `John sees a man.'
Example #2:

    a. Das Auto fuhr sich gut.
    the car drove itself well
    `The car drove well.'
Example #3:

    b. Die Haare trockneten sich mühsam.
    the hairs dried themselves troublesome
    `It was troublesome to dry the hair.'
Example #4:

    a. Sie folgte ihm.
    She.NOM followed he.DAT
    `She followed him.'
Example #5:

    a. Ihm gefiel der Roman.
    he.DAT liked the.NOM novel
    `He liked the novel.'
Example #6:

    a. Ich       eignete           mir           das        an.
    I.NOM got.possession 1.DAT.REFL that.ACC at
    `I took possession of that./ I acquired that.'
Example #7:

    b. Ich       trank mir             einen        an.
    `I drunk too much.'
Example #8:

    c. Ich       arbeitete mir            einen         ab.
    I.NOM worked I.DAT.REFL INDEF.ACC off
    `I worked too much.' (Here, not only the reflexive but also einen is semanticall
Example #9:

    b. Anna schickte die Photos an den Verleger/ in die Bibliothek/auf den Speicher.
    Anna sent the.ACC photos at the publisher/ into the library/onto the store.
    `Anna sent the photos to the publisher/to the library/to the store.'
Example #10:

    c. Sie verband ihm die Hand.
    She bandaged he.DAT the hand
    `She bandaged his hand.' (inalienable possession)
Example #11:

    a. Ihm       wurde         ein Orden     überreicht.
    he.DAT AUX.PASS a decoration presented
    `A decoration was presented to him.'