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:

Baker, Mark On the Distinction between Adjectives and Verbs

URL: http://equinox.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/baker/adj-lang-prt.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-02-18).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 313&langcode=nya (2021-09-17).


Example #1:

    (23)       a. Mwana a-ku-d-ets-a                     zovala.     CHICHEWA (Bantu)
    child     3sS-pres-be.dirtyV-caus-fv clothes.
    `The child is making the clothes be dirty.' (Alsina and Mchombo 1991)
Example #2:

    b. *Mwana a-ku-kulu-ist-a nyumba. (Bresnan and Mchombo 1995:242, n.58)
    child     3sS-pres-bigA-caus-fv house
    `The child is making the house big.'