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:

Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (2005). Chapter 6.

URL: http://www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/summerschool2002/Van7.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3498&langcode=bbb (2020-08-13).


Example #1:

    d. Fu fi fase isoe.                                                               Barai
    3sg sit letter write                                                           [Papua-New Guinea]
    `He sat (down) and wrote a letter.'
Example #2:

    d. Fu fase fi isoe.                                                                 Barai
    3sg letter sit write
    `He sat writing a letter.'
Example #3:

    (6.31)a. Fu    kai fu-one         kume-fie va.                                                Barai
    3sg   friend 3sg-POSS call-listen continue
    `He   continued calling and listening for his friend.'
Example #4:

    b. Fu    vazai ufu furi numu akoe.
    3sg   grass cut finish pile throw.away
    'He   finished cutting, piled, and threw away the grass.'