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:

Butt, Miriam (2003). The Light Verb Jungle.

URL: http://edvarda.hf.ntnu.no/ling/tross/Butt.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-03-29).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 820&langcode=cmn (2021-09-24).


Example #1:

    (9) duan de       shang (Directional)
    serve potpos ascend
    `can be served up (Chinese)
Example #2:

    (10) da bu       po   (Resultative)
    hit potneg break
    `cannot be broken/unbreakable' (Chinese)
Example #3:

    (13) qing ni liu xia          nide ming-pian
    please you leave descend your name card
    `Please leave your name card.' (Chinese)
Example #4:

    (15) a. guan diao/*shang shouyinji
    shut fall/ascend radio
    `switch off the radio' (Chinese)
Example #5:

    b. guan shang/?diao men
    shut ascend/fall do or
    `close the do or' (Chinese)