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:

Ameka, Felix K. (2005). Multiverb constructions in a West African areal typological perspective.

URL: http://edvarda.hf.ntnu.no/ling/tross/ameka_TROSS03_paper.pdf

(Last accessed ).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2785&langcode=lip (2021-09-28).


Example #1:

    (16)  a -fi       o-fiam!             o-kl l-si
    LIKPE   3SG-take CM-headkerchief 3SG-tie CM-head
    `She has used a headkerchief to wrap around her head'
Example #2:

    b -tk lE-bO            n-m     le-siabi    l-fo          le-fab
    3SG-put CM-pumpkin AGR-DET CM-knife ANAPH-do CM-wound
    `He put the knife on the watermelon and it was wounded a little'
Example #3:

    b Ska mn-f             mO sfi         o-nya-n-s!
    LIKPE NAME SCR:NEG-take 1SG shovel 3SG-lose-LIG-CAUS
    `Saka did not use my shovel and lose it'