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:

Jonsson, Niklas (2001). SOME GRAMMATICAL PROPERTIES OF SAMOAN KIN TERMS.

URL: http://www.ling.su.se/staff/niki/501ver-d.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-02-18).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 502&langcode=smo (2019-05-21).

 

Example #1:

    (19) Aue" mama            e,         toe      sau
    IJ      mom        VOC again come
    'Oh mom, come back'
Example #2:

    (27) Mo        le    uso        peleina
    for   the sister       sweet
    'for the dear sister' (opening line of letter to the writer's sister)
Example #3:

    (40) sa"          nofo ta"ne          i Falealupo
    PAST.IM     stay     huband        in VILLAGE
    '(She) used to be married (and was staying with her husband's family) in Falealu
Example #4:

    (43) Aue" mama          e,     toe    sau
    IJ      mom      VOC again come
    'Oh mom, come back'
Example #5:

    (59) l-           -o-       -na           uso
    SPEC.SG     -POSS -3.SG             same.sex.sibling
    'his brother' / 'her sister'
Example #6:

    (60) l-           -a-       -na           niu
    SPEC.SG     -POSS -3.SG             coconut
    'his/her coconut'
Example #7:

    (61) le          uso                 o       le           teine
    SPEC.SG same.sex.sibling POSS SPEC.SG girl
    'the girl's sister'
Example #8:

    (62) le          niu        a        le           teine
    SPEC.SG coconut       POSS SPEC.SG girl
    'the girl's coconut'
Example #9:

    (113) le     fale        moa
    the    house       hen
    'the hen house'