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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 (2003). The Distribution of Negative NPs and Some Typological Correlates.

URL: http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~ctjhuang/Course_LSA222/readings/Huang.2003.nobody.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3523&langcode=jpn (2022-01-26).


Example #1:

    dare-mo boku-o mi-nak -atta
    anybody I-Acc see-Not-Past
    [Lit. It did not happen that anybody saw me.]
Example #2:

    boku-wa dare-mo mi-nak -atta
    I-Top anybody see-Not-Past
    [Lit. I did not see anybody.]
Example #3:

    Hanako-wa nani-mo mi-nak -atta.
    Hanako-top anything see-Not-Past
    [Lit. Hanako did not see anything.]
Example #4:

    Hanako-wa         dono hon-mo yoma-nak -atta.
    Hanako-Top        any book      read-Not-Past
    [Lit. I did not   read any book.]