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:

Güldemann, Tom (2004). Preverbal objects and information structure in Benue-Congo.

URL: http://email.eva.mpg.de/~gueldema/pdf/OV-BenueCongo.pdf

(Last accessed ).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2716&langcode=mcu (2021-09-28).


Example #1:

    (26)a. m %ge na c g
    1S buy PST cloth
    `I bought cloth or it was cloth that I bought'
Example #2:

    b. m ll         %ge na c g
    1S yesterday buy PST cloth
    `it was cloth that I bought yesterday'
Example #3:

    c. m %ge na c g ll
    1S buy PST cloth yesterday
    `I bought cloth yesterday'
Example #4:

    d. m c g %ge na ll
    1S cloth buy PST yesterday
    `it was yesterday that I bought cloth'
Example #5:

    e. m na c g %ge
    1S PST cloth buy
    `I bought cloth' [assertive verb focus] (Perrin 1994: 233)