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:

BAKER, BRETT J. (2002). How referential is agreement? The interpretation of polysynthetic dis-agreement morphology in Ngalak.

URL: http://www-personal.une.edu.au/~bbaker2/Baker.polysynthesis.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-03-29).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 885&langcode=nam (2021-09-28).


Example #1:

    (34)    a.   mi-menem                   mi=biny      werrmim-ba-ket
    VEG-billygoat.plum         VEG=ripe     3pS: AUX-arm-cut
    `They are picking ripe Billygoat Plums [Terminalia ferdinandiana].'
Example #2:

    b.   mi-menem                 yerr=kinyi yerr=syari yubu-ket-
    VEG-billygoat.plum       TREE=this TREE=dry    2sS: AUX-cut-IMP
    `Chop down this withered Billygoat Plum tree!'
Example #3:

    b.   tyulut        yerr=nem         ngerim-wurity-ngirim
    hookspear TREE=his             1sS: AUX-fix-1sS:sit
    `I'm fixing his hook spear (`bamboo spear' class).'