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:

Joseph, Brian D. (2000). What gives with es gibt? Typological and comparative perspectives on existentials in German, in Germ.

URL: http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/~bjoseph/publications/2000what.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-03-07).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 612&langcode=deu (2020-08-11).


Example #1:

    (1)    Es gibt      einen Hund hier.
    es give/3SG a-dog/ACC here
    `There is a dog here'.
Example #2:

    (2)    Er        gibt       mir       einen Hund
    he/NOM give/3SG me/DAT a-dog/ACC
    `He gives me a dog.