The Online Database of Interlinear Text


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Bernhard Rohrbacher and Anne Vainikka (1994). On German Verb Syntax under Age 2.

URL: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~ircs/download/techreports/1994/94-24.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 834&langcode=deu (2020-08-04).


Example #1:

    (1)   a.    Du kannst [VP die Stühle i m              Garten aufstellen].
    you can-2SG          the chairs in-the garden up-set-INF
    'You can set up the chairs in the garden'
Example #2:

    b     Sophie stellti [VP die Stühle i m         Garten     auf    ti].
    Sophie set-3SG         the chairs in-the garden      up.
    'Sophie sets up the chairs in the garden'
Example #3:

    (2)   a.    Datin tinkt          auch.
    Katrin drink-3SG too
    'Katrin drinks, too'
Example #4:

    b. Meckt        jecker.
    taste-3SG yummy
    'It tastes yummy'
Example #5:

    (3)   a.    Nekoll nimmt -- eine -- Am.
    Nicole take-3SG        an       arm
    'Nicole takes an arm (of the doll).'
Example #6:

    b.    Neme mit.
    Take-V with.
    '(someone) takes along.'
Example #7:

    (4)   a.    Bejowon jeijt.                               [Katrin 1;5]
    telephone ring-3SG
    'The telephone is ringing'
Example #8:

    b.    Heitet heitet heitet.                        [Katrin 1;5]
    '(Katrin) rides'
Example #9:

    c.     Wust, wust ham                                    [Nicole 1;8]
    sausage         have-INF
    '(I want to) have a sausage
Example #10:

    (5)   a.     Nein, wöst       nit.
    no     want-2SG not
    'No, you don't want'
Example #11:

    b.     Eine Puppa daw         ich haben.
    a      doll    may-1SG I have-INF
    'I may have a doll'
Example #12:

    (6)   a.     Kan      Nikoll ham?
    can-3SG Nicole have-INF
    'Can Nicole have (something in the fridge)?'
Example #13:

    b.     Is         ni put.
    is-3SG not broken
    '(It) is not broken'