The Online Database of Interlinear Text


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Kenji Oda (2002). Wh-questions in V-initial languages.

URL: http://individual.utoronto.ca/koda/paper/forum.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3613&langcode=ell (2021-09-28).


Example #1:

    a. O Aleksandros     filise ti Roksani     (SVO)
    the Alexander:nom kissed the Roxane:acc
    `Alexander kissed Roxane.'
Example #2:

    b. Filise o Aleksandros     ti Roksani     (VSO)
    kissed the Alexander:nom the Roxane:acc
    `Alexander kissed Roxane.'
Example #3:

    (11) an (o Paris)     episkiefti (o Paris)     tin Athina
    if the.Paris:nom visits     the.Paris:nom the.Athena:acc
    `If Paris visits Athena . . . ' (A&A 1999:95)
Example #4:

    sinandise ti Maria.
    met       the.Mary:acc
    `Janis finally met Mary yesterday.' (A&A 1999:99)
Example #5:

    (13) Epidi o Janis         [an erthi i Maria]      tha figi.
    because the.Janis:nom [if comes the.Mary:nom] fut leave
    `Because if Mary comes, John will leave.' (A&A 1999:100)
Example #6:

    a. Enas heretise ti Maria
    one greeted the.MAry:acc
    `A certain person/one of the people greeted Mary.'
Example #7:

    b. Heretise enas ti Maria
    greeted one the.Mary:acc
    `Someone greeted Mary.'
Example #8:

    (15)   a. Kap jos fititis  arhiothetise kathe arthro (S() >O() )
    some student:nom filed        every article
    `Some student filed every article.'