ODIN

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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:

Doris Penka & Hedde Zeijlstra (2005). Negative Indefinites in Dutch and German.

URL: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/b10/Pubs/Negative%20Indefinites.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3816&langcode=nld (2018-04-21).

 

Example #1:

    (6)    Ze     mogen geen verpleegkundige ontslaan.                  (Dutch)
    they may no            nurse           f ir e
    c. `They are allowed not to fire a nurse'                    may >  >
Example #2:

    (10)   Hans zoekt geen eenhoorn.                              (Dutch)
    Hans seeks no           unicorn
    c. *`Hans is trying not to find a unicorn.'                      seek >  >
Example #3:

    (32)   a.      Hij heeft een scheve schaats gereden                  Dutch
    He has a diagonal skate riden
    `He made a mistake'
Example #4:

    b.      Hij heeft geen scheve schaats gereden
    He has no diagonal skate riden
    `He didn't make any mistake'
Example #5:

    (34)   Hij mag geen scheve schaats meer rijden
    He may no diagonal skate ride
    `He is not allowed to make anymore mistakes'