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:

Thomas McFadden (2006). German inherent datives and argument structure.

URL: http://ifla.uni-stuttgart.de/~tom/downloads/datbook.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 4007&langcode=isl (2021-12-03).


Example #1:

    (33)    a.    Viš hjįlpašum stelpunum.
    We helped       [girls.the]DAT
    `We helped the girls.'
Example #2:

    (34)   a.     Ég vonašist til [aš verša hjįlpaš.]
    I hoped for to be          helped (i.e. to P RO : DAT be helped)
    `I hope to be helped.'
Example #3:

    (37)   a. Hefur hśn       séš myndina?
    has sheNOM seen picture.the
    `Has she seen the picture?'
Example #4:

    b. Hefur henni leišst bókin?
    has herDAT bored book.the
    `Has she found the book boring?'
Example #5:

    (38)   a. Ég tel      hana hafa séš myndina.
    I believe herACC have seen picture.the
    `I believe her to have seen the picture.'
Example #6:

    b. Henni viršist hafa leišst bókin.
    herDAT seems have bored book.the
    `She seems to have found the book boring.'