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:

Kang Kwong Luke and Adams Bodomo (2000). A comparative study of the semantics of serial verb constructions in Dagaare and Cantonese.

URL: http://www.benjamins.com/jbp/series/LiC/3-2/art/luk.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2374&langcode=dga (2021-09-24).


Example #1:

    (1) a.  d d          l gn k m
    3.sg past take   foc book give 1.sg
    "S/he gave me    a book."
Example #2:

    (4) nnkpn d t-r           l gbng-n
    hunter    past follow-imp foc lion-sg
    "Hunter was trailing a lion."
Example #3:

    (5) nnkpn d z-r      t-r     l gbng-n
    hunter    past run-imp follow-imp foc lion-sg
    "Hunter was running after a lion."
Example #4:

    b. ?? d d -         m l l-
    3.sg past push-perf 1.sg foc fall-perf
    "S/he pushed me and fell."
Example #5:

    (14)  n d l  tm br
    3.sg fut take foc def work leave
    "S/he will leave (= stop) the work."
Example #6:

    (17)  d z-w-7      `       l
    3.sg past run-come-perf foc
    "S/he ran here / s/he came running."
Example #7:

    (19)  d z w d l  gn k m
    3.sg past run come take foc def book give 1.sg
    "S/he ran here and took the book for me."