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:

Colin Phillips (1996). Root Infinitives are Finite.

URL: http://www.ling.udel.edu/colin/research/papers/bu_1995.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1208&langcode=bre (2021-09-27).


Example #1:

    (12)        a.         Levrio¨ a lennent
    books PCL read:3pl
    `They read books.'                (Breton: Borseley & Stephens 1989)
Example #2:

    b.              Petore paotred a     lenne (*lennent) al levrio¨
    which boys Comp read read:3pl the books
    `Which boys read the books?'
Example #3:

    b.         Petore paotred ne lennent (*lenne) ket al levrio¨
    which boys Neg read:3pl (*read) not the books
    `Which boys did not read the books?'                              (Breton)