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:

Amanda Seidl and Alexis Dimitriadis (2002). Statives and Reciprocal Morphology in Swahili.

URL: http://www.let.uu.nl/~alexis.dimitriadis/personal/papers/stative-paris02.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3693&langcode=nya (2021-09-19).


Example #1:

    b. Dengu li-na-pī  ind-ika.
    5:basket 5SM-Past-bend-Stat-FV
    'The basket got bent.'
Example #2:

    (16) a. Mbale zi-na-li      zo-sw-ek-a.                            Dubinsky and Simango (1996)
    plates SM-Past-be SM-break-Stat-FV
    ii. `The plates were breakable.'
Example #3:

    b. Mbale zi-na-sw-ek-a.
    plates SM-Past-break-Stat-FV
    ii. * `The plates were breakable.'
Example #4:

    (26) Mwana uyu a-na-li      wo-kumbatil-ika.                                 Dubinsky and Simango (1996)
    child this SM-Past-be AGR-embrace-Stat
    `This child was embraceable.'