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:

Norvin Richards (2006). A Distinctness Condition on Linearization.

URL: http://web.mit.edu/norvin/www/papers/Distinctness.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2950&langcode=jpn (2022-01-19).


Example #1:

    dare-ni       nani -o   ka wasureta.
    who DAT what ACC Q forgot
    'I gave every boy all the books he wanted, but I've forgotten who what'
Example #2:

    (15) Dareka    -ga    kita to   kiita kedo, dare (ga)     ka wakaranai
    someone NOM came that heard but            who NOM Q know-NEG
    'I heard that someone came, but I don't know who'
Example #3:

    dare *(ga) nani *(o) ka wakaranai
    who NOM what ACC Q know-NEG
    'I know that somebody bought something, but I don't know who what'