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:

Pieter Johannus Kahrel (1996). Aspects of Negation.

URL: http://www.bhargav.com/books/Math/Aspects_of_Negation.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3766&langcode=cmn (2021-09-19).


Example #1:

    a. Zuótian ni            mai shénme?
    yesterday 2SG        buy what
    `What did you        buy yesterday?'
Example #2:

    b.    Zuótian ni mai shénme         ma.
    yesterday 2SG buy something Q
    `Did you buy something yesterday?'
Example #3:

    c.    Zuótian wo méi mai shénme.
    yesterday 1SG NEG buy something
    `Yesterday I did not buy anything.'
Example #4:

    d.    Zuótian wo mai ge dongxi.¯
    yesterday 1SG buy CL thing
    `I bought something yesterday.'
Example #5:

    a. *Ta kandao shenme.
    3SG see     INDEF
    `He saw something.'
Example #6:

    b.    Ta kandao shenme le.
    3SG see    INDEF PTCL
    `He saw something.'
Example #7:

    c.    Ta yiwei wo xihuan shenme.
    3SG think I see        INDEF
    `He thinks I saw something.'