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:

Matthew S. Dryer (1998). Why Statistical Universals are Better than Absolute Universals.

URL: http://wings.buffalo.edu/soc-sci/linguistics/people/faculty/dryer/dryer/cls97.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3417&langcode=amp (2021-09-24).


Example #1:

    a. yima-r                  yn-t               gbrrna-m-r-t
    person-3SG,MASC child-3SG,FEM rub-PAST-3SG,MASC-3SG,FEM
    `A man rubbed a girl' (Bruce 1984: 186)
Example #2:

    b. nd fh bro-r
    the big pig-3SG,MASC
    `the big pig' (p. 90)
Example #3:

    tik-t-pn             yurak wa-hegirtwa-n-t
    table-3SG,FEM-REF above IMPER-hang.up-2SG-3SG,FEM
    `Hang it above the table' (Bruce 1984: 203)