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:

Dench, Alan (2003). From Purposive/Future to Present: Shifting temporal categories in the Pilbara languages of north wes.

URL: http://www.linguistics.uwa.edu.au/__data/page/50409/present.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-02-15).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 129&langcode=nrl (2021-09-28).


Example #1:

    (20) Wara-pura           ngunhu      karri-ku,       yalka-ku.
    clothes-PLURAL          that.NOM hang-PRES dry-PRES
    "The clothes are hanging and getting dry." (Kohn 1994, ex. 177)
Example #2:

    (21) Nhurtu     wangka     ngaju       malhil-ka-lku.
    this.NOM      talk        1sgACC      tired-CAUS-PRES
    "This talk is making me tired." (Hale 1960)
Example #3:

    (22) Nyinta       ngamun-wuntu paja-lku,         ngayi    nyarni paja-lku.
    2sgNOM        fast-INTENS        eat-PRES 1sgNOM slow             eat-PRES
    "You eat faster than me." (lit : "You eat fast, I eat slow.") (Kohn 1994, ex.176
Example #4:

    kanyjini-ku thurta-ngka. Yurralyi-pa karlpa-ku.
    hold-PRES wind-LOC flame-pa                    rise-PRES
    the wind. A flame comes up." (Von Brandenstein, 1970:22-23)
Example #5:

    (24) Palukutha     parni-nha nhaku-rna juju­yi               kampa-nha-ku.
    3duNOM        sit-PAST see-PAST smoke-ACC burn -PAST-ACC
    "Those two sat watching the smoke burning."