Interlinear text is text on several lines where additional lines give explanations of the main text. That can be a transliteration or a translation of each word of the main line (literal translation) or a free translation of the entire main text line.
Interlinear text is usually used to translate or explain the main text. It is used frequently in foreign language learning material and linguistic literature. Latin text books and Greek or Hebrew Bibles with interlinears are common examples.
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- Example of interlinear text (Matthew) (pdf)
- Interlinear Glossed Text Standards (E-MELD)
- Interlinear Glossed Text Levels (E-MELD)
- Toward a General Model of Interlinear Text (E-MELD)
- Interlinear Morphemic Glosses Archived 2007-07-10 at the Wayback Machine
- The Leipzig Glossing Rules: Conventions for interlinear morpheme-by-morpheme glosses Archived 2011-05-14 at the Wayback Machine
- Online Interlinear of Biblical Greek Scriptures (New Testament) text - Requires Adobe Acrobat