ODIN

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:

FALK, YEHUDA N. EXPLAINING SUBJECTHOOD

URL: http://pluto.mscc.huji.ac.il/~msyfalk/SubjectBook.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-05-31).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1184&langcode=tvl (2021-09-16).

 

Example #1:

    (38)     a.        Koo ttau [Niu] [o         ssala      (nee ia) tena manuia].
    INCH must Niu COMP look.for ERG he his luck
    `Niu must go and seek his fortune.'
Example #2:

    b.        Koo ttau [Niu] [o         polopolooki nee ana maatua (a                            ia) ].
    INCH must Niu COMP scold                 ERG his parents ABS                       he
    `Niu ought to be scolded by his parents.'
Example #3:

    c.        Koo ttau [iaa Niu] [o          faipati au ki ei ].
    INCH must at Niu COMP speak I to PRON
    `I must have a word with Niu.' (lit. `Niu must [I speak to him].')
Example #4:

    d.        Koo ttau [iaa Niu] [o          maua mai       se sulu       foou                   moo ia ].
    INCH must at Niu COMP get DEICT a loincloth new                                    BEN he
    `Niu must be given a new loincloth.'