Exercises in style (22): Interlinear morphosyntactic gloss

The   man   stood   at   the   attic   sky-light,   watch-ing the   full   moon.
D.DEF  N  V.3SG.PST  PREP  D.DEF  N  N-N(N)  V.PRS.3SG-PROG  D.DEF  A  N

Below   a   woman   wail-ed   his   name,   pitiful-ly.
ADV  D.INDF  N  V.3SG-PST  POSS.3SG.M  N  A-ADV(ADV)

The   room-’s   wall-paper   was   paint-ed   with   bright   rain-forest   scene-s.
D.DEF  N-POSS  N-N(N)  PASS.3SG.PST  PTCP-PST  PREP  A  N-N(N)  N-PL

The   man   was   sad,   but   did   not   move.
D.DEF  N  COP.3SG.PST  A  DISJ  AUX.3SG.PST  NEG  V.INF

The   moon   change-d   to   waxing   gibbous.
D.DEF  N  V.3SG-PST  PREP  A  A

Down-stair-s,   the   lady   continue-d   to   cry.       She   was
ADV-N-PL(ADV)  D.DEF  N  V.3SG-PST  V.INF  V.INF  PRO.3SG.F  COP.3SG.PST
heart-broke-n.
N-V.3SG-PST(A)

Jungle   flower-s,   plant-s,   and   animal-s   began   to   peel   off   the   wall-paper
N  N-PL  N-PL  CONJ  N-PL  V.3PL.PST  V.INF  V.INF  PREP  D.DEF  N-N(N)

and   into   the   room.
CONJ  PREP  D.DEF  N

He   ignore-d   it   until   an   orange   bird-of-paradise   fell   in
PRO.3SG.M  V.3SG-PST  PRO.3SG  ADV  D.INDF  ADJ  N-PREP-N(N)  V.3SG.PST  PREP

front   of   his   nose.   Then,   he   inhale-d   deep-ly.
ADV  PREP  POSS.3SG.M  N  ADV  PRO.3SG.M  V.3SG-PST  ADJ-ADV(ADV)

Final-ly,   the   moon   was   new.   The   attic   room   had
A-ADV(ADV)  D.DEF  N  COP.3SG.PST  A  D.DEF  N  N  PRF.3SG.PST

transform-ed   to   forest.
V.3SG-PST  PREP  N

And   the   man   could   no   longer   hear   his   lover-’s   cri-es.
CONJ   D.DEF  N  MDL.3SG.PST  NEG  ADV  V.INF  POSS.3SG.M  N-POSS  N-PL

~ by kingzoko on September 13, 2015.

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