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:

C.-T. James Huang (1999). Chinese Passives in Comparative Perspective.

URL: http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~ctjhuang/my_papers/1999.passives.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3506&langcode=kor (2021-09-28).


Example #1:

    (83)    *haksayng-i ai-eykey wul-li-ess-ta.
    student-NOM child-DAT cry- PASS-PAST
    (Intended for: "The student was adversely affected by the child crying.")
Example #2:

    (117) haksayng-i sensayngnim-eykey son-ul cap-hi-ess-ta. (Korean)
    student-nom teacher-dat          hand-acc catch-pass-past-decl.
    (The student was caught by the hand by the teacher.)
Example #3:

    (123) *Mary-ka John-ul tali-lui po-ess-ta.
    Mary-nom John-acc leg-acc see-past-decl.
    (Lit. Mary `leg-saw' John.)