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:

McGinnis, Martha (1998). Locality and Inert Case.

URL: http://minimalism.linguistics.arizona.edu/AMSA/PDF/AMSA-167-0900.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-05-11).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1101&langcode=kat (2021-09-19).


Example #1:

    (6)    a.      nino-m gela-s tavisi tav-i anaxa             sark¢es<i.
    N-ERG G-DAT self-NOM           show-AOR mirror-in
    `Ninoi showed Gelaj himselfj in the mirror.'
Example #2:

    b.    * nino-m     tav-is tav-s gela         anaxa        sark¢es<i.
    Nino-ERG self-DAT       gela.NOM show-AOR mirror-in
    `Ninoi showed himselfj Gelaj in the mirror.'               (Léa Nash, p.c.)
Example #3:

    (17)   a.      Secili libėr      iu kthye            autorit     tė tij.
    each book.NOM cl returned.NACT author.DAT            its
    `Each book was returned to its author.'
Example #4:

    b.    * Secilit djalė    iu dha          paga     i tij.
    each     boy.DAT cl gave.NACT pay.NOM         his
    `Each boy was given his pay.'                     (Massey 1992 and p.c.)
Example #5:

    (18)   a.      es bavs<vi        nacvenebia as pediatrisa-tvis    (dedamisis mier)
    this child-NOM shown-is       100 pediatricians-to (mother by)
    `This child is shown to a hundred pediatricians (by its mother).'
Example #6:

    b.    * as pediatrisa-s         nacvenebia(-t) es bavs<vi       (dedamisis mier)
    100 pediatricians.DAT shown-DAT.PL this child-NOM (mother by)
    `A hundred pediatricians are shown this child (by its mother).'
Example #7:

    (21)     a.      vano-s tavis tav-i uqvars.
    V.-DAT self-NOM loves
    `Vano loves himself.'
Example #8:

    b.    * tavis tav-s vano      uqvars.
    self-DAT    V.-NOM loves
    `Himself loves Vano.'                                                       (Har
Example #9:

    (i) (?) gusin           c<ven post¢alion-s      dzaVlma pexi          mouc<¢ama.
    yesterday our mail-carrier-DAT dog.ERG leg.NOM bite.AOR
    `A dog bit the leg of our mail-carrier yesterday.'                        (Nash
Example #10:

    (37)   a.        bavs<veb-i           imalebi-an.
    children-NOM         hide-PRES.PL
    `The children       are hidden.'
Example #11:

    b.        bavs<veb-i           vano-s emalebi-an.
    children-NOM         V.-DAT hide-PRES.PL
    `The children       are hidden from Vano.'                                 (Nash
Example #12:

    (38)   a.        deida-s       gela   da pat¢a daek¢arg-nen/*daek¢arg-a.
    aunt-DAT      G.NOM and P.NOM lost-PRES.3PL/lost-PRES .3SG
    `Gela and    Pata were lost to their aunt.'
Example #13:

    b.        deideb-s      gela    da pat¢a daek¢arg-a/*daek¢arg-nen.
    aunts-DAT     G.NOM and P.NOM lost-PRES.3SG/lost-PRES.3PL
    `The aunts   had Gela and Pata lost on them.'              (Nash p.c.)