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:

Willemijn Vermaat (2004). How do people ask what in which language?.

URL: http://www.let.uu.nl/~willemijn.vermaat/personal/portfolio/uiltjes2004.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2615&langcode=jpn (2022-01-20).


Example #1:

    (10) dareka-ga     hon-o      kaimasita
    someone-[nom] book-[acc] bought.[polite]
    `Someone bought a book'
Example #2:

    (11) dare-ga   hon-o      kaimasita       ka?
    who-[nom] book-[acc] bought.[polite] Q
    `Who bought a book?'
Example #3:

    (13) Mary-wa     [[John-ni   nani-o     ageta] hito-ni] atta-no?
    Mary-[Top] John-[dat] what-[acc] gave man-[Dat] met-Q
    `what did Mary meet the man who gave to John?'