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:

Aniko Csirmaz (2004). Severely constrained aspect.

URL: http://www.auth.gr/del/GLOW2004/abstracts/Csirmaz.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 954&langcode=cmn (2021-09-19).


Example #1:

    (7)a Tamen zai da               qiu
    they     ZAI play ball
    'They are playing ball' zai: imperfective marker (Smith 1997:272) (Chinese)
Example #2:

    b   *Ta zai ying sai pao
    he ZAI win race run
    'He is winning the race' (Smith 1997:272) (Chinese)