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:

Kenji Oda (2002). Wh-questions in V-initial languages.

URL: http://individual.utoronto.ca/koda/paper/forum.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3613&langcode=gle (2018-10-21).


Example #1:

    (75)        a. [Is /NŽ /An] lia Ž
    cop /neg /q lia Že
    `[He is /He isn't /Is he] a surgeon.' (Stenson, 1981)
Example #2:

    (84)       * Bhuail         Cathal cad?
    hit.textscpast Charles what
    `Charles hit what?' (Carnie, 1995:194)
Example #3:

    b. an feari a       bhfaigheann tu an t-airgead uaidhi ?
    the man
    `The man from whom you get the money' (McCloskey, 1979:52)
Example #4:

    b. Cad a chonaic siad onŽ        mbarr?
    what C see:past they from.the summit
    `What did they see from the summit?' (MO 20)