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:

Angela D. Friederici, Matthias Schlesewsky & Christian J. Fiebach (2000). Wh-movement vs. Scrambling.

URL: http://cogprints.soton.ac.uk/archive/00002766/01/Friederici_whscrambling_inpress.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 8&langcode=deu (2020-08-04).


Example #1:

    (1)     a. Vielleicht will der Peter den Physiker überlisten.
    perhaps wants the(NOM) Peter the(ACC) physicist outwit
    `Perhaps Peter wants to outwit the physicist.'
Example #2:

    (2)     a. Der Onkel wollte dem Neffen das Auto schenken.
    the uncle wanted the(DAT) nephew the(AMB) car to give
    `The uncle wanted to give the car to the nephew
Example #3:

    (4)     a. W ollte Peter es ihm nicht heute schenken ?
    wanted Peter it(ACC) him(DAT) not today give
    `Didn't Peter want to give it to him today?'
Example #4:

    c. W ollte Peter das Buch dem Richter nicht heute schenken ?
    wanted Peter the(ACC) book the(DAT) judge not today give
    `Didn't Peter want to give the book to the judge today?'
Example #5:

    b. Das ist die Botschafterin, die die Jäger besucht haben
    this is the ambassador, that the hunters visited have
    `This is the ambassador that the hunters visited.'
Example #6:

    (6)     a. W elcher Lehrer bewunderte den Steuerberater ?
    which(NOM) teacher admired the(ACC) accountant
    `W hich teacher admired the accountant?'
Example #7:

    b. W elchen Lehrer bewunderte der Steuerberater ?
    which(ACC) teacher admired the(NOM) accountant
    `W hich teacher did the accountant admire?'
Example #8:

    (8)     a. Bald wird dem Nachbarn den Schuppen der Maler streichen.
    soon will the neighbour the shed the painter paint
    `Soon the painter will paint the shed for the neighbour.`