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:

Dieter Wunderlich (2006). Towards a structural typology of verb classes.

URL: http://web.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/~wdl/structyp-verb.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3067&langcode=cmn (2021-09-19).


Example #1:

    a. wo kan-le shu le.
    I read-ASP book ASP
    `I read books.'
Example #2:

    b. shu, wo kan-le.
    book I read-ASP
    `The book(s), I read.'
Example #3:

    a. Li Si ba Lao Li duan-le        tui.
    Li Si BA Lao Li break-ASP leg
    `Li Si broke Lao Li's legs.'
Example #4:

    b. Zhang San song yi-ben shu gei Li Si.
    Zhang San give one-CL book to        Li Si
    `Zhang San gave a book to Li Si.'
Example #5:

    a. Zhang San song Li Si yi-ben shu.
    Zhang San give Li Si one-CL book
    `Zhang San gave Li Si a book.'
Example #6:

    c. Zhang San ba zhei-ben shu song gei Li Si.
    Zhang San BA this-CL book give to Li Si
    `Zhang San gave this book to Li Si.'
Example #7:

    a. Ta ba zhu mai-le.
    he BA pig sell-ASP
    `He sold the pigs.'
Example #8:

    a. Lisi xie      xin gei wo.                 (Recipient or goal)
    write letter give 1sg
    Lisi wrote me a letter.
Example #9:

    b. Lisi gei wo xie           xin.            (Beneficiary)
    give 1sg write letter
    Lisi wrote a letter for me.