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:

Lutz Marten (2006). Focus strategies and the incremental development of semantic representations.

URL: http://mercury.soas.ac.uk/users/lm5/LutzFocusStrategies8Apr2006.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3692&langcode=nya (2021-09-17).


Example #1:

    (26) Q: -n-m-dyts-           nsmb ndni? [Chichewa]
    SC2-PAST-OC1-eat.CAUS-FV fish    who
    `Who fed him fish?'
Example #2:

    (28) Q: -n-m-tn              nyn      -lnd?         [Chichewa]
    SC2-PAST-OC1-do.Q baboon              2-visitors
    `What did the visitors do to the baboon?'
Example #3:

    (31) Q: Ndn -n-m-dyts-            nsmb [Chichewa]
    Who     SC1-PAST-OC1-eat.CAUS-FV fish
    `Who fed him fish?'
Example #4:

    A: -lnd        -n-m-dyts-           nsmb
    2-guests        SC2-PAST-OC1-eat.CAUS-FV fish
    `The visitors   fed him fish'
Example #5:

    (32) Q: K-n-chtk-                 chyn?              [Chichewa]
    SC17-PAST-happen-FV            what?
    `What happened?'