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:

Theres Grueter (2006). Investigating the L2 initial state.

URL: http://www.ling.umd.edu/~bschulz/Teaching/Readings/GruterConradie05.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3276&langcode=deu (2020-08-04).


Example #1:

    (1)      a.         Was beisst         die Katze?
    what bite.3SG the cat
    or 'What is the cat biting?' (= object question)
Example #2:

    b.         Was hat             die Katze gebissen?
    what have.3SG the cat             bitten
    or `What has the cat bitten?' (= object question)
Example #3:

    (2)     ..., weil      die Katze den Hund beisst.
    because the cat        the dog bite.3SG
    `...because the cat bites the dog.'
Example #4:

    (18)    Und das hab         die Mädchen die Geschirr gebreek.
    and this have.1SG the girl        the dishes     broken
    `And here the girl has broken the dishes.'              (Participant A1)
Example #5:

    (19)    Sie mache       die Tür zu.
    she make.1SG the door closed-PARTICLE
    `She is closing the door.'                    (Participant A14)