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:

Cem Bozsahin (2005). Ergativity and accusativity as lexical systems.

URL: http://user.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~bozsahin/esslli05/3-ergativity-accusativity.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 4052&langcode=isl (2022-01-22).


Example #1:

    Stelpunum                brį viš.
    the-girls (DAT-FEM-PL) star tled (SG)
    `The girls were astonished.' (Andrews, 1990, p.189­190)
Example #2:

    Ég tel      strįkana                    (hafa veriš)   kitlaša.
    I   believe the-boys (ACC-MASC-PL) (to have been) tickled (ACC-MASC-PL)
    `I believe the boys to have been tickled.'
Example #3:

    a. Stelpuna         vantar     efni          ķ   ritgeršina
    the-girl-ACC lacks         material in       the-paper
    `The girl lacks material for the paper.'
Example #4:

    b. Stelpan/*Stelpuna         vonast   t il        aš    vanta   ekki   efni       ķ    ritgeršina
    the-girl-NOM/*ACC hopes toward to                lack       not    material   in   the-paper
    `the girl hopes to not lack material for the paper.'