ODIN

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:

Jurgen Bohnemeyer (2000). TIME REFERENCE ACROSS LANGUAGES.

URL: http://www.mpi.nl/world/persons/private/bohnem/lotboh2.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 497&langcode=cmn (2018-10-20).

 

Example #1:

    a. Zh~ngs~n hn png.
    Zhangsan       very    fat
    `Zhangsan is very fat.' (Li & Thompson 1980: 218)
Example #2:

    b. *T~   zipng.
    3.SG PROG fat
    `He is being fat.' (Li & Thompson 1980: 218)
Example #3:

    c. *T~ png-zhe.
    3.SG fat-DUR
    `He is being fat.' (Li & Thompson 1980: 222)
Example #4:

    a. Xiaopengyou chuan-zhe yi-jian xin yifu.
    child             wear-DUR      one-CL        new   garment
    `The child is wearing a new garment.'
Example #5:

    b. Xiaopengyou zi chuan yi-jian xin                       yifu.
    child             PROG put.on     one-CL        new    garment
    `The child is putting on a new garment.' (Li 1990: 36)
Example #6:

    MAN a. Xiaopengyou zi hua yi-fu          huar.
    child             PROG draw one-Cl      picture
    `The child is drawing a picture.'
Example #7:

    b. *Xiaopengyou zi hua-wan yi-fu                       huar.
    child                PROG draw-ready    one-Cl       picture
    `The child is finishing drawing a picture.' (Li 1990: 30-31)
Example #8:

    c. *Lao Wang zi si.
    Old     Wang     PROG die
    `Old Wang is dying.' (Smith 1991: 357)
Example #9:

    a. Yuehan zi xue zhongwen.
    John       PROG study Chinese
    `John is studying Chinese.'
Example #10:

    b. *Yuehan zi xue-hui         zhongwen.
    John           PROG study-know   Chinese
    `John is learning Chinese.'12 (Li 1990: 29)