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:

Phillips, Colin (1996). Order and Structure.

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

(Last accessed 2005-02-15).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 195&langcode=niu (2021-06-15).


Example #1:

    (75)   a.    Volu nakai he tau fa¤nau e fua niu?
    grate Q erg.pl.children abs.fruit coconut
    `Are the children grating the fruit of the coconut?'
Example #2:

    b.    Volu niu nakai e tau fa¤nau?
    grate coconut Q abs.pl.children
    `Are the children grating coconut?'
Example #3:

    (76)   a.    Fano a ia ke he tapu he aho tapu.
    go abs.he to church on day Sunday
    `He goes to church on Sundays.'
Example #4:

    b. * Fano tapu a ia (ke he) he aho tapu.
    go church abs.he to on day Sunday
    `He church-goes (to) on Sundays.'                             (Niuean)