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:

Nicholas Evans (2004). Compromising transitivity.

URL: http://www.linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff_docs/rachel/comp.trans-final.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2887&langcode=wmb (2021-06-13).


Example #1:

    (42a)    Daguma irri-ng-a       alangmiminyi-ni.
    WMB      hit         3plA-1O-NF children.I-ERG/LOC
    `The children hit me.'
Example #2:

    (42b)    Daguma irri-ngg-a         alangmiminji(*-ni).
    WMB      hit         3plA-RR-NF children.I(NOM) (*-ERG/LOC)
    `The children hit themselves / each other.'
Example #3:

    (43)     Alag-bulu        wurlu-ngg-a       nyurrunyurru.
    WMB      child-DU(NOM) 3.DU.A-RR-NF chase
    `The two children are chasing each other.' (p. 142)
Example #4:

    (44)     Alangmiminji      irri-ngg-a     daguma darrangu-nu.
    WMB      children.I(NOM) 3plA-RR-NF hit            stick.IV-ERG/LOC
    `The children are hitting each other with sticks.'
Example #5:

    (45a) Manku        ngu-ny-u             ngarl-warda ngarlana.
    WMB hear           1.SG.A-2O-FUT talk-INF           language.IV(ACC)
    `I'll hear you talking language.'
Example #6:

    ngurru-ngg-u                manku     ngarli-ni           ngarlana.
    1.PL.INC.A-RR-FUT           hear      talk-ERG/LOC        language.IV(ACC)
    language.' (p. 208)